Thursday, October 22, 2009

i've got the cure

Sorry about the lack lately. I'm still writing, it's just over here.
As this semester has been flying by I have felt myself begin to enjoy writing film reviews more and more. This week's was an especially great one, the film, not my writing.

I feel like the month of October has been a whirlwind of school and other life stuff. Here's to hoping November gives a bit of a reprieve and I can hit this space up more often. Keep checking I'll be here.

In the meantime, there has been some good tunes coming out in the fourth quarter this year. The new Lucero record, 1372 Overton Park, is wonderful.
I just grabbed the new Tegan and Sara album, Sainthood, yesterday. First listen right now and it is further proof these twin sisters deserve way more props for their pop sensibilities.

Friday, October 09, 2009

i love my job

It's been raining for what seems like an eternity in Carbondale. All this means is I am constantly listening to depressing songs, because that's just what you do when it rains.
Nothing is stopping me from putting on Big Star or something, but cloudy skies and never-ending rain bring out the sad bastard music.
My artist of choice this week has been Cass McCombs. The singer-songwriter's 2009 release Catacombs is a super dark record. The songs are sparse, even when there are numerous instruments being utilized. Each artist is playing his or her part with a hushed intimacy, only adding to McCombs' near whisper vocals.
This is the second in two superb videos created from album tracks, check it out and hate the rain with me.