Monday, August 30, 2004

Interpol Up To The Usual Antics

Yes, Interpol has a new album coming out Sept 28 named Antics, and iTunes has an exclusive track: Slow Hands. It's great! If'n you liked PDA or Obstacle 1, you'll like this one. Check it out.

Also, an unrelated item. I recently joined eMusic on a trial membership. If you aren't familiar with it, it's an online MP3 store but it caters to independent labels. You can download 100 free songs for a week during the trial. I downloaded songs or entire albums by The Wedding Present, The Fall, The Church, The Go-Betweens, The Kinks, Lifter Puller, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Three O'Clock, to name a few. My only advice is to sift through their catalog and get some ideas what you want to download before you decide to join. It can be a little overwhelming choosing 100 songs...

My 2nd song comes courtesy of the above: a cover of the Beatles' It's All Too Much by The Church. The song is from The Church's all-cover album A Box of Birds from a few years back. That song is one of my favorite 3rd-tier (4th?) Beatles songs. Plus, you've gotta love the way Steve Kilbey quotes a few lines from Eddy Grant's Electric Avenue in the outro!

Monday, August 02, 2004

Matt Pond PA

So I have been listening to the new Matt Pond PA album Emblem non-stop. Check out the songs Grave's Disease and KC. Apparent Pond got his start in 1998 in a contest run by CDNow for the best unsigned band. Fantastic pop music which for some reason reminds me of Ted Leo and the Pharmicists which if you do not know him check out the songs Timorous Me, Parallel or Together? and Dial Up which are all great songs. The man clearly loves Billy Bragg and frankly so do I. The album Tyranny of Distance from a couple of year ago is a another fine album...