If anyone could hook me up with a third tap on my kitchen sink that dispenses an unending supply of this stuff, that’d be just cracking thanks!
Our Time Down Here were a truly amazing band, and they were struck down at the height of their powers; now it transpires that ex-members have risen from the grave, recruited more to help towards their dark ends and are far more powerful than the sum of their parts. What I’m trying to say is that The world is a better place with Creeper in it; go to http://www.kerrang.com/20275/premiere-creepers-debut-ep and listen to their new EP. And then listen again. And again. And again. Seriously, I can’t stop…
New jams for the week ahead: #Lungfish for when I wanna get all weird and chilled and watch the world go by, #Botch for when I want stare all creepy-calm into the eye of madness, and #Braid for when I want a multifaceted emotional and musical experience. I’m all set. #artificialhorizon #dischord #anthologyofdeadends #hydrahead #nocoast #topshelf #yeah
Morrissey needs to save my arse here, as he always does. Guilty of Everything by Nothing is shaping up to be album of the year for me (this is a thing) and I think World Peace is None of Your Business (new Moz LP) could get shunted to 2nd place, which just shouldn’t happen. I am not saying that I think Morrissey will definitely be number two, but it’ll have to be a magnificent body of work to knock this one out the running. I’m writing about Bent Nail here though for a couple of reasons:
It’s the punkier jam of the LP.
It’s the first one they made a video for.
The video is noice.
It’s the track I had the most trouble getting into, but now I love it.
There’s something in this song that really gets me going, maybe it’s the trashy count in from Kyle Kimball battering his hi-hats to death. Maybe it’s Dominic Palermo’s devastatingly bleak lyrics. Maybe it’s the romanticism of being recorded analogue as opposed to digital. I’m not spending too much time wondering why I’m into it, but I am really into it. Bear in mind that this was the song least loved on this record for a while. There is no excuse for not giving this record a chance, and don’t worry; if you love it everyone will know you’re a super trendy shoegazer.
PS: Audiotree did a session with Nothing, and Bent Nail sounds flawless live too.
Read part of that as “Morrissey will definitely be a number 2.” Appropriate.
Listening to this album makes my ears feel like they’re lazily watching time turn itself inside-out. That doesn’t necessarily make sense, which is rather fitting. A subtle but wholly involving listen. Lungfish, ladies and gentlemen.
Been disappearing down the rabbithole that is Lungfish again lately. I can’t stop listening to this track. Musically, the entire song is one riff repeated for the duration, and yet I don’t get bored of it. How is that even possible?! Higgs and Co. were onto some real sonic-monk-wizardry shit.
Don’t shun the world. Shed it.