Friday, November 21, 2008

Chavez - "Break Up Your Band"

Chavez - "Break Up Your Band": "Some find this song abrasive, but I think the high guitar contrasting with the thundering bass, driven by the pummeling drums, is amazing. So is the video, which is also sad and awkward in the best (intentional) way."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Star Ghost Dog - "It Happens All the Time"

Star Ghost Dog - "It Happens All the Time": "Great song, weird band name. The intro may not grab you at first, but the "ooohs" are sweet and sad and the chorus is pure melancholy sugar rush. You know, pogo and cry, but in a great rock'n'roll way and not some stupid emo way. Please do enjoy - I stumbled on this band at Brownies in NYC years ago and am now trying to make up for the fact that no one else did."

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Superchunk - "Iron On"

Superchunk - "Iron On": "Lyrics like 'iron this on when you get home' almost sound like hipster posturing, but Mac's vocals are so impassioned and earnest that he could sing commercial slogans and they would still sound like an emotional imperative, like it does here."