I'll use this snowy day to write all this sheeeyit.
Black Dice- "Repo"
Here We Go Magic- "Here We Go Magic"
WHY?- "Eskimo Snow"
Akron/Family- "Set Em Wild, Set Em Free"
Eyedea & Abilities- "By The Throat"
Real Estate- "Real Estate"
Atlas Sound- "Logos"
Dirty Projectors "Bitte Orca"
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart- "The Pains of Being Pure At Heart"
Animal Collective- "Merriweather Post Pavillion"
okay now I probably listened to The Pains and other albums many times more than mpp. To be honest I really haven't listened to the album the whole way through since probably february around when it was officially released. But that's not the point. i feel like mpp deserves the album of the year because it really is a land-mark album.
It made the billboards list on vinyl sales alone. that was a huge deal idk if anyone remembers that. it was probably the most anticipated album (of the genre) that we've all ever imagined. I remember when ONE song from the album leaked there were frantic texts and people were going insane. it was unbelievable. idk why i turned away from this album so much. Probably because i grew sooo attached to the boots like everyone else and just got sick of the songs when it actually came out. either way. this album puts this band was really historical.
okay picture this. It's the first day of your island getaway. The weather is beyond beautiful. You get to this island and it's endless fun. Pool games, beach volleyball, parasailing, rafting , you name it and you can do it.
Later on you take a rest on the sunny beach with your cool shades and ice cold Pina colada. You don't think about much you just enjoy the birds circling in the distance and the blue ocean and sky complimenting each other perfectly. You watch the sails slowly drift from right to left and left to right and you are perfectly at peace.
The sun begins to set and a sun-bridge is made on the water of oranges and reds you've never even thought could exist. The sky swooshes through various pinks and yellows and reds and oranges until it has peacefully become night. The tiki torches get the light they've been waiting for and the bonfire gains life. Relax. You're on vacation!
1. "Christmas Song" by The Aislers Set
2. "Look out Sos!" by The Ruby Suns
3. "Dune Buggy" by Surfaris
4. "The Sun Was High (So Was I)" by Best Coast
5. "Atlantic City" by Real Estate
6. "Ohne Titel" by Panda Bear
7. "Natty Dub" by King Tubby
8. "Let's Go Away For A While" by The Beach Boys
9. "Saturday Morning" by Real Estate
10. "Looks Just Like The Sun" by Broken Social Scene
Yo. disclaimer: I am addicted to this band. Seriously the past two days I haven't been able to put on anything else. BUT today a serious wave of depression hit me. They're so good. But so sad . Honestly out of all the bright eyes/ kind of like spitting sad songs this is 1000x worse. Music has never effected me like this.
I really don't know who would like this band. But I listened through the album and I'm in love. It's very sad music. Very slow music. Verrrrryy 90's which is awesome. Give em a try.
The criminally underrated "On Avery Island" of 96. It come so fucking close to In The Aero. It's got electronic noise breakdowns and interludes which are fucking incredible. The best distorted head-banging rock and the beautiful "A Baby For Pree- Where You'll Find Me Now" suite that has and will continue to make me cry. Fucking great album. Gardenhead is the shit.
This live show. is so fucking good. Best set and really gives you the fullest effect on how fun this band is. I'm telling you.. listen to it over and over. Ferris Wheel On Fire is such a good unreleased track and this life performance of it gives it full justice.
A Jeff Mangum solo acoustic performance at a place called jittery joes. If you watch vids of this show you can see everyone sitting down and it seems to be a really intimate show setting. After the famous hiatus I guess it had to be just friends for him to perform this in 2001. wowo
Liz Harris is too good. The new songs she posted on her myspace are absolutely incredible. You can check em out here. They are decently accessible though they are no 'heavy water' easy listening. Enjoy!