Monday, June 14, 2004

The First Response...

OK, Steve, I'll bite. First, I'll vouch for The Stills - Still in Love Song. Gender Bombs is also another good song from the same album. Think U2 meets shoegazers.

My 2 picks:

- Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y- Control: haven't gotten too deep into their stuff but this is a great song, if you like someone who sounds almost exactly like Siouxsie Sioux. This one is on iTunes.

- Sun Kil Moon - Carry Me Ohio: the new band from Mark Kozelek, lead Prozac consumer from now defunct Red House Painters. You can download this one for free.

Very mournful. The band is San Francisco-based so check them out, Malloy et al.

Other Recommendations

www.epitonic.com
Great free, legal source of indie rock downloads. They're perpetually on the brink of going under, it seems, but I've found a lot of great stuff on their site in the last 3 years.

www.insound.com:
Good online indie rock retailer with bad site design, not so great prices. Still, they have a decent selection of free downloads and they email me a coupon every time a new Guided by Voices album comes out so they've won my heart.

www.signalandreport.com
Signal & Report is a Duluth, MN band that seriously channels Joy Division. Too much, some might say, but since Joy Division never got to make enough records, what's the difference? I have their first album, No New Rome to Burn, which I'd recommend. They've got 6 songs available on their website. Check out Signals or Molting from the first album.

Many of you probably know John Haesemeyer from Carleton circles. Check his site out if you haven't heard his new album, Colors in Between. Speaking as someone who endured some really sappy Haesemeyer songs in college, I think he's really come into his own on this latest album. The title song is the best thing he's ever done, in my opinion. Also, Big Company is my all-time favorite song by him.

Drew

2 Comments:

At 3:46 AM, Blogger Steve Malloy said...

I like Signal & Report quite a bit. Both songs are quite good...

 
At 3:48 AM, Blogger Steve Malloy said...

I like the Signal & Report songs quite a bit. I just saw the Yeah Yeah Yeahs last weekend and they were unbelievable...

 

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