they're literally fucking half an hour from each other.
the artwork for all of their albums is so completely hopeless. lucky everything inside them is solid pop gold.
that'd be nice.
or see him tomorrow night. YES!
SSLYBY are rather nice indeed.
now run along.
...Is Terrified is worth a fairly large look-in too. in fact, they were consistently and thoroughly fantastic. buy it all.
is a beauty. si & ad are good people.
they were a pleasure in brighton this month - so much smiling. it was infectious and wonderful.
it's superb, as is the EP.
a breath of fresh air. hooray!
with nectar points.
and many people do. frequently and consistantly. it's gash.
i'm prepared to be vastly underwhelmed by this. 'love song no. 7' and 'underwater (you and me)' don't seem particularly amazing.
but i love the cover art. for more of the feller's work, look here:
pig in blankets.
came in a sweet little handmade scrapbook dealy. mine has a piece of cheese drawn on the cover.
it's got some nice moments but it's definitely the most heavy-handed of all MMJs albums. jim james sounds like a hollering brickie at times, i swear. where's the beauty? It Still Moves or At Dawn are easily better.
is bang on. i love that album.
i always kinda liked 'concrete seconds'.
considering 10 is absolutely the most perfect and flawless album you can ever hope to hear, i think 5 is fair enough.
aren't Tunng playing too on the Brighton date?
i like a lot. wonderful lyrics, too.
and it's GREAT. those first three are unquestionably lovely and about a million times better than your standard christmas fare. 'i saw three ships' and 'once in royal david's city' especially.
the same night that mates of state are at kings college? bah.
the vast majority of those tracks from those EPs.. but then, a lot of them are much better than stuff found on songs for silverman.
he looks amazing.
is AMAZING. fo'real.
i think it's due out next year on SC, is going to be something really really special. 'songs of national freedom' is wonderful.
according to richardswift.us, he's supporting at the concorde 2 on the 30th. which is a bastard as i won't be remotely near.
amazon's got it for £27.99! it does look pretty great though. they've got some superb b-sides.
but it's still available from http://www.badabingrecords.com for an extremely reasonable $12 postage paid.
broken social scene - hotel
the dismemberment plan - do the standing still
the dismemberment plan - gyroscope
beck - nicotine & gravy
q and not u - wonderful people
new pornographers - july jones
enon - disposable parts
a.c newman - the town halo
a.c newman - on the table
minus the bear - spritz!!!spritz!!!
css - let's make love..
jens lekman - another sweet summer's night on hammer hill
metric - dead disco
spoon - take the fifth
vinyl & mp3 is a pretty perfect combination. cd singles feel completely pointless unless the artwork or packaging justifies the cost - i can't remember the last time i bought one. it's just too easy to have a quick scout around itunes and have it in a couple of seconds.
definitely one of the songs of the year.
it's nice the USA like them though.