Here’s yet another lovely track from the Careful Ones. I continue to not be able to get over their EP. Definitely check it out, and check out the latest issue of the Miscreant, where these guys are featured. There’s a Q&A along with a lovely illustration, as always, by the lovely Lizzy Scafuto.
“You can see why the Greeks cared so much about war- and why we care so much about it too. We need some way to measure ourselves, to show mastery over the physical, material world. We don’t really have much control in life- over death, aging, finances, love- and so when we have a controlled environment, like a football game, with a definite metric for victory- we take it extremely seriously. Why? Just because we can take it seriously. Because everyone else in the game will take it seriously- and because no one else is watching to tell us we’re stupid.”—Matt Gasda helps me understand something about life and football in the brand new issue of The Miscreant, out today. (via andrewmcclain)
Well, I was turned on to Poindexter this morning by my friend, Greg. I simply cannot get enough of this, and it’s sent me back into the depths of Private and Alphabeat and so on. This is the opening track from their Forever EP. Get it via Bandcamp and enjoy!
I love that this song was repeatedly played and referenced in Young Adult. It was possibly my favorite thing about the movie. Outside of a cameo made by a Nite Owl action figure (very smooth, Patrick Wilson), and all of Patton’s witticisms and quips. I hated the characters, but I would like to see all of those actors in similar roles more often. I didn’t hate it.
I’ve been having my dad read the Merge Records book, and I finally got him to sit down and listen to some of the music today. His favorite was Neutral Milk Hotel, and he was really digging on this song, in particular. He said Superchunk was “too loud,” but he great appreciated the music video for “Watery Hands.”
There should be a montage made of footage of my activities for the next four weeks. It would feature me: sleeping, watching Netflix in my bed, napping with my dog, napping by myself, sleeping while Netflix is playing, snoozing, yawning, etc.
This would be the soundtrack to such a montage. I’m clearly hilarious.
New best friends, new favorite band. Truly inspired garage rock to rumble in your belly. And they’re giving their music to you for FREE, which is awesome, because the EP roxxx. They will be hopefully be playing a bunch of shows next semester around ‘Cuse, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them.
Also, read more about them in the latest issue of the Miscreant (issue 13!!!) here!
Guys, as far as finals weeks go, this one is pretty hectic and disorienting. The next three days are going to be rough, and I’m positive I’m not the only one. (So, here’s to you, Elvis. Please see us through.) I’ve been mostly listening to James Blake this week, but I think My Aim Is True is going to be on repeat today. Need something upbeat to imagine movie montages to the massively sad amounts of research I’m going to have to do about non-profit business models.
I’m going to be in the library for probably twelve hours straight today/tonight. You should all ask me questions on my “other blog,” or whatever. I’m sure it’ll keep me entertained and distracted from the shit storm I’m grinding through.
"To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover)" // The Careful Ones
I love this; I cannot get over how much I adore this. This is the best Christmas present I have gotten so far, and I thank the Careful Ones eternally for it. Get the track for free for yourself at their bandcamp. Listen and enjoy.
All right, so if Andy does end up just playing cuts from Manchester albums, he should surely play “Tony the Tiger.” Of course, “I Can Feel a Hot One,” yadda yadda. But I’m looking for some deep cuts tonight. Beards willing.