so i recently moved to a new apartment. yes, it's been two weeks, but damn, i'm busy (read:lazy) and have not yet set my rig up proper yet.
because of this I've been relying on a combination of mp3 player / streaming online media / singing to myself for music inspiration. that said, there's not too much new to report.
i burned out bad on the heavy Broken Social Scene / The National / Band of Horses combo that infused excitement for this blog and for the music scene in general over the last month or so. Other notable albums helping to keep the rock a rollin were west coasters Local Natives and the Morning Benders.
But recent disappointment / lack finding 'that hook' that draws my listening interest in albums by Holy Fuck, Crystal Castles, and the Black Keys is kind of souring my grapes if you know what i'm sayin. you're souring my grapes, don't sour my grapes man, take your sour grapes elsewhere .... i like that ... anyways yeah ... i'm back in a lull. However here's a few things i'm digging
Tame Impala - the aussie's are supposedly "psychedelia" but it just sounds like later year beatles. The man does a damn good mccartney impersonation ... it's actually really cool.
Holy fuck - yes, the album isn't great, but there are moments that brighten up the day, and are epic summer tunes.
phosphorescent - they're playing soundlab in July so I'm doing some advanced scouting ... they're basically a folky jams band ... but it's a good switch from the heavy beat laden electronic influences of crystal castles and holy fuck.
the black keys - i'm not digging the new one. i mean, it sounds like a black keys album but i'm not finding anything particularly great about it. obvious good jams scattered throughout, but i feel like i can only do one of these a year and the dan auerbach album came into my life first ...