The Mouse Has Landed

I bought the new Modest Mouse featuring Johnny Marr. You can hear his guitar work as if it were his own voice. The production on this is silly glossy. And the overall feel is more old school Modest Mouse. You will not get me to say that The Moon & Antarctica and Good News for People Who Like Bad News are not great albums. But they have a poppy feel that can get to me at times. Anyway, this is jsut a passing glance listen to the album. I need to spend some more time with it and get into some more.

Next up: The Dears and The Fratellis.


The Magnificent 7

Saw this tag on Casual Slack, thought I'd share. List seven songs you are into right now...no matter what they are. BUT. They must be songs you are presently enjoying. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to. These are mine:

1.Gomez - Revolutionary Kind
2.The Shins - We Will Become Silhouettes (Postal Service cover)
3.Winterpills - Pills For Sara
4.Death Cab For Cutie - Crooked Teeth
5.The Decemberists - The Perfect Crime #2
6.Beth Orton - Stolen Car
7.The Beta Band - Lion Thief

What are you listening to?


Recent CD purchases

1. NIN - "with_teeth" : Yeah, yeah. I still don't own "The Fragile" yet either. But this was on sale and I know I liked some of the songs already. "Everyday is Exactly the Same'' is some of his best work, and being that I used to hear it repetedly on my way to my mind-numbingly boring job, it became a mantra.

2. The Arcade Fire - "Funeral" : Why did I not expect a concept album to be variations of the same song? Why did I not just wait for the new one? How many neighborhoods do these guys live in? Where is Canada anyway?

3. Placebo -"Meds " : I haven't opened it yet, but I know the title track which I instantly loved. And it appears to have a cover of "Running Up That Hill" as a bonus track. I am assuming this is the Kate Bush song and not just a coincidental title. I hate when that happens.

4. Regina Spektor - "Begin to Hope": I have obeyed her command! This album filled me with warmth and joy. It is innocent but not naive. And when she starts singing in Russian I want to hump the speakers. I would be in love with her, but I am not worthy. She is the Visa check card.