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This is no surprise. Fred and Carrie Brownstein are BFF. http://www.thunderant.com/
I think Left & Right in the Dark is pretty similar. They’re my two faves anyway.
This song and video signify the types of music I hate.
But I effing LOVE this song and video.
At least Monsters of Folk is there so I don’t feel alone in the world.
Monsters of Folk will top my best of 2009 list. Guess I needed some safe rock n’ roll songwriting in these hard economic times.
I’m a Macca fan, but I think one writer (sorry, forgot where) said it best with something like “he looked like he was accepting an award between every song.” I cringe at his stage antics. Still, I’m mad that the AT&T live feed stopped after “Here Today”.
I’ve never complained about the content decisions by Stereogum staff…until now. DMB WTF? I didn’t like them even before I got into indie rock. What next, a Creed reunion for the next post?
What music journalist started the thing where they name the lead singer of the band, and follow that up with “& Co.” (e.g., Bono & Co.), and can I feed some toe jam?
Still love you anyway, stereogum.
That performance was bizarre. Didn’t Meg drop out of their last tour due to nerves or something? And then her big come back is playing guitar for the first time in front of TV audience?
And I agree with mitchell – that song doesn’t deserve the emotion Jack tries to give it. It’s a sweet song, not bittersweet. It’d need another verse for it to be bittersweet.
Maybe 2009 will be the year people finally get over the novelty mashup mp3.
Am I the only one here who actually listened to Dylan’s Tell Tale signs? Give it a shot — it’s better than the albums the songs come from.
I didn’t know Spinner was a blog now. I remember hearing my first Red House Painters song on their music player like 8 years ago.
Department of Eagles might end up being the most underrated album of the year.
I looked forward to this because they agreed with me last year about The National. But this time they couldn’t have gotten in more wrong in my eyes. My God, Sh & Him is a step backwards in music, however cute and enjoyable it is to listen to.
I am so obsessed with this album right now. I do prefer the record better than the live stuff I’ve heard though. That dude is doing what Brian Wilson fans want Brian Wilson to do, but even better. Love it.
P.S. I saw Beck on this tour and it kinda sucked. I thought he played too much Guero and The Information songs, and not enough Modern Guilt (or New Pollution!!!).
This song sounds like it could have been on Midlake’s “Trials of Van Occupanther”. Love it. Love this whole album — it’s what I’ve been waiting for without realizing it.
Thanks for calling this out. I kept hearing this commercial but missing watching it. I had a totally different picture in my head. Like the end was at a boring Interpol show. Guess I wasn’t too far off since it’s still a boring commercial.
I have been promoting the shit out of this band to my friends since “Trials of Van Occupanther” came out. I cannot believe how shafted that album got. Total classic for me — yet ahead of its time. Now we’ve got Fleet Foxes and other great bands doing what Midlake was already doing two years ago. Good for them! Now if Stereogum can find the good bands at the time they release a great album, that’d be awesome.
The string quartet one is really good even though it seems to only feature the lead vocal track. Then again, I downloaded this and Nude just so I could get the lone vocal tracks. Amazing.
I liked it a lot until the strings got more prominent, which usually the opposite of how I feel. It could grow on me though.
And I agree with Vin, I realize they went to college on Manhattan island, but they shouldn’t try to be so post-modern.
Really excited for this album! I’m not a Rilo Kiley fan, but I still listen to Rabbit Fur Coat regularly.
This new stuff sounds fantastic. I totally expected a soft album, as his pattern typically goes, but I’m glad he’s surprising us yet again.
But dude’s looking like someone dressing up as Beck for Halloween in 1995.
As bad it sounds today, that was the stuff that got me into music! I still remember C + C Music Factory on Arsenio Hall explaining the controversy of not putting the real female singer in the video for “Make you Sweat”. It seems so trivial now! And my god, I don’t think I’ve seen or heard Stevie B’s “Because I Love You” since it fell off the charts (thank goodness). But Deee-Lite are still fun to listen to. It all reminds me of NBC’s Friday Night Videos. I didn’t have MTV, so it was my only mean of getting vids.
Well, I’m off to my closet to cut the boobs out of my jackets.