Post-blogging NonDescript 11/4
Post this week was delayed by election tension, euphoria, gettin' back to work, and stuff.
You can find the playlist and podcast here.
And good morning, and welcome to another week in which Belle listens to cool music and bobs her head rhythmically but with an economy of motion and an abundance of decorum as she judges you, girl in the tube top, for gyrating and flailing about, detracting attention from the band so that you can get your sexy dance on. Yes, I mean you, thunder-stealing-from-Death-Cab bitch.
The Majestic Twelve | Condoleeza, Check My Posse | Schizophrenology
Le Tigre | After Dark | This Island
The Dismemberment Plan | Girl O’ Clock | Emergency & I
Drazy Hoops | In God We Trust | Hey Sunshine
Electric Laser People | Disco3000 | Straight Talk On Raising Kids
Eagles of Death Metal | I Only Want You | Peace Love Death Metal
The French Kicks | So Far We Are | Two Thousand
Golden Shoulders | This Is A Test | Friendship Is Deep
The Heavy | Coleen | Great Vengeance and Furious Fire
Kultur Shock | Duna | We Came To Take Your Jobs Away
Firewater | Feels Like the End of the World | The Golden Hour
The French Kicks | England Just Will Not Let You Recover | Two Thousand
Cloud Cult | Story of the Grandson of Jesus | Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes)
BOAT | Remember the Romans | Songs That you Might Not Like
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings | This Land Is Your Land | Naturally
Tom Lehrer | Werner Von Braun | That Was The Year That Was
Intro song: I do like The Majestic Twelve, but this song is more of a parody. Am I to like it as a parody or as a song on its own terms? I never know.
#1: Who doesn't like Le Tigre? Srsly. It's like dance music you can get behind because it has more than one lyric repeated a bajillion times.
#2: Hmm, not sure I like The Dismemberment Plan. It's like they're making fun of people with speech impediments. I know I tend to not like songs with too much going on, and this is a failing of mine, but hmm.
#3: Ooooh, this song I like. Drazy Hoops! Like a '90s redux band, Sister Hazel + Hootie + Toad the Wet Sprocket.
#4: Electric Laser People reminds me of "The Humans Are Dead" song from Flight of the Conchords, but mixed with their David Bowie tribute.
#5: With a name like "Eagles of Death Metal," I thought I'd hate this, but I really like it. You challenge me, Bryan-san.
#6: I like this song by The French Kicks. I hope that their band name is ironic. Are they really from France? They are not too challenging, sounding sort of like Snow Patrol + Keane without the Beatles-esqueness of Travis. I assume that they are not American. Why is that?
#7: Golden Shoulders: dig.
#8: The Heavy: also dig, because I love funk-influenced pop. I told you Bryan, how I would love to go back in time and be a backup singer/dancer for George Clinton or Earth, Wind and Fire? Ohhh yeah!
#9: Kultur Shock: ehhh. Plus, they should be called Kulturkampf so that they can stick it to Scalia.
#10: Firewater: reminds me of 70's stuck-in-a-desert rock. I dig.
#11: The French Kicks: should've known that kids from liberal arts college towns sound like Euro bands. I like this song too. Perhaps I should look into buying their music.
(Belle takes an extended break to listen to NPR for the press conference; will return when it's done)
(Belle also rolled out an apple pie)
#12: Cloud Cult: I know I said that I liked this band. I do. I wonder if this like will have greater than passing longevity. See also, The Killers, The Fratellis.
#13: I love BOAT. The voice is distinctive. Happy pop like O.A.R., but the distinctive voice pushes it over the edge of contemporary alt rock.
#14: Sharon Jones! Mrs., Mrs. Jones and me! I must get her music. Could this song be more appropriate for this week? You go, Bryan! Get on with your bad self!
Ok, that's it for me and my musical education this week. For the rest of this week I'll be so intimidated by my large music collection that I'll remain largely in ignorance, re-listening to beloved '90s tracks.