Aqua Teen Hunger Force - "All I Want For Christmas Is My One Front Tooth": "Merry Christmas, everyone!"
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Failure - "Saturday Saviour": "The lead-off track from Failure's amazing Fantastic Planet. They did 90s alt rock better than the bands who got famous for just that, with their major riffs and pounding drums, but it just didn't happen for them, in that commercial sense. Make up for this wrong by listening to this right now."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 12/17/2009 02:21:00 PM
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Belly - "Full Moon, Empty Heart": "I remember how deeply I fell in love with Belly's Star when it came out, a love that continues to this day. There are still records coming out that I listen to a lot, maybe even obsess over, but it's been a while since I fell head-over-heels for a complete album, the way I did for this one (and others from the same time period). Perhaps it's just nostalgia? Or perhaps it's just hard to duplicate the blend of pop, quirk, melancholy and melody the way this album did."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 12/16/2009 10:16:00 PM
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Peter Bjorn and John - "Nothing To Worry About (Rhapsody Originals Version)": "The original is catchy, if a little too clean, so this looser and rougher live version is a welcome reworking. (Plus the song has grown on me from all the It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia promos it got used in.)"
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 12/11/2009 10:29:00 AM
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
A Place to Bury Strangers - "Keep Slipping Away (Richard Fearless Remix)": "Not a radical reworking of the original, instead with Richard Fearless (Death In Vegas) taking the various song elements and tweaking them in subtle ways. I particularly like the new drums, which are retuned from the original crispness into something even more abrasive and drum machine-y."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 12/09/2009 01:45:00 PM
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
The Strokes - "Soma": "I remember when this album came out - I was living in the world's smallest apartment in Manhattan and there were a lot of arguments with friends about if this band was worth the buzz or not. The press might not have been able to contain their excitement, justified or not, but there is a certain charm to this album, even with the distance of time. It's fun in a pompous-yet-casual way and the light fuzz gives everything a warm feeling."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 12/08/2009 12:30:00 PM
Monday, December 07, 2009
The Raveonettes - "Last Dance": "It took me a while to warm up to it, but this is the happiest-sounding 80s movie/new wave tribute that's really about death. I suppose it's the sound of a double-decker bus crashing into us...
(You can also download it for free here.)"
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 12/07/2009 11:57:00 AM