Monday, January 31, 2011

I Have Excellent Taste In Everything...

...Especially music (or so I like to think). Here're some (mostly older) tracks I've been listening to and loving as of late:

The Canadian indie scene has gotten so, so good in the past few years. See if you can get your hands on their upcoming album Departing, it's more of the same in the best possible way.

If you've never given this album your full attention, do it now. Haunting, beautiful, depressing, etc. (All my favourite things in music.)

Always and forever.

To be honest, I'm not sure if I genuinely love this song or if it's just that it's a culmination of my love for both Sleigh Bells and Donald Glover, but it works.

Bright Eyes have come a long, long way since 1998's Letting Off the Happiness, and I must say I've enjoyed the journey. Well, most of it--Cassadaga and I will never be more than just friends. Thankfully, The People's Key returns to a more classic sound. Sure, Conor no longer wails into the mic on every other heart-wrenching track, but I guess we all have to grow up at some point. (Ha, I say that like I don't still listen to A Perfect Sonnet or You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will. or No Lies, Just Love all the damn time.) Anyways, where was I? Right. New album = awesome. And thank God, because it looks like it'll most likely be their last, which I don't even want to think about right now. I'm just happy I have my tickets to see them on April 8th at the Commodore. Actually, happy's a bit of an understatement--the thought of finally being in the same room as Conor Oberst makes me kind of nauseous and giddy.

This is getting too long. One day I'll dedicate an entire post to the influence Bright Eyes had on my teenage self, but I'll spare y'all that saga for now.

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