Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Solace for the post-election blues

Just what the fuck is wrong with this country?

But this blog is about music, so here are 2 songs to cheer the dispirited:

- Bloc Party - New indie Brit pop, don't even have full-length out yet. Sounds like Robert Smith singing. Check out Banquet, free for download at Insound.com here. Read about them here.

- Prosaics - If you like Interpol, My Bloody Valentine, and Joy Division. Read about them here, download great song Teeth from Insound.com here. Once again no full-length yet.

3 Comments:

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Steve Malloy said...

Ok having just posted about the Libertines, I think that Bloc Party sound a little like them. I like the Bloc Party song alot.

I have been on a huge MBV fix lately. The songs Sometimes, When you Sleep, Soon, and Glider just blow my mind every time I hear them. I don't think that Prosiacs sounds exactly like them nor do they sound like Interpol. That being said, I like the song you posted alot...

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger Steve Malloy said...

As for what's wrong with the country, I was just reading about Rock for Change which clearly did not get the job done. Never really though that rockers could influence elections

http://www.popculturepress.com/voteforchange.html

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger Drew Forsberg said...

Well, first I was lazy and lifted those band comparisons for the Prosaics from the Insound blurb that I provided a link to. Second, it says that the Prosaics are for people who like MBV, Interpol, et al - not that they sound identical. However, I respectfully disagree with you re: similarity to MBV. Not so much late MBV but earlier stuff - Isn't Anything, various EPs, etc from the mid to late 80's. Compare the thrashy, repetitive section that starts off teeth and recurs several times during the song to similar passages to several songs from Isn't Anything.

 

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