December 3, 2012
A weekly sampler of what we're listening to (new and old), and what we think you might like, too.
JACK: Black Sabbath, "Supernaut"
I really wanted to share this "Chopped and Screwed" version of Black Sabbath's "A National Acrobat" that I heard about on a blog, but I'm not sure this is actually going to be on Grooveshark. So listen to that here (WARNING: Deep stoner vibes ahead... even for Sabbath, it reeks of pot.). In its place: Tony Iommi summons Satan (I think) with the best guitar riff ever written.
TONY: "Fancy Free," by By Lightning!
I'm choosing local with By Lightning! from a thick field of recent listening, which has ranged widely from Metric, to Frank Ocean, to alt-J, and to an especially large shitton of Dr. Dog. I'm seeing By Lightning! on Thursday night, finally fulfilling my need to see them after missing their two most recent shows because of scheduling conflicts. By Lightning! is a big band of folky indie types with a very tall bearded guitarist who, by appearance, might fit better in a hardcore band, and who sort of reminds me of the grim reaper. A few other members are pretty and pretty folky. And then their drummer wears a pair of ultra-thick, white-rimmed glasses that glow from the back of the stage as he beats away. I actually saw this drummer perform with another local act, Jonny Fritz, and I've become somewhat of a fanboy. Katie recently told me she saw him jogging near our house, wearing those glasses.
CHASE: Charles Bradley, "Why Is It So Hard?"
I'm in love with Charles Bradley. And he makes me think about Louisville. And he's the screaming eagle of soul.
ECON: Yo La Tengo, "Before We Run"
Because Yo La Tengo has never disappointed me, ever.
*NOTE: This song was not listed in Grooveshark. Please refer to the link above for the version on YouTube.
GOAT: The Mountain Goats, "Harlem Roulette"
I've been listening to the latest Mountain Goats album Transcendental Youth a lot lately, and this one sticks with me. Good scene-setting, something cleverish to say about the loneliest people in the whole wide world.
JON: Frank Sinatra and Count Basie, "Pennies From Heaven"
The song reminds me of Penny.
MARK: The Mountain Goats, "The Diaz Brothers"
I've been listening to this album nonstop for a couple months now. It's hard to pick a track. I don't think this is actually the best track, but it's the catchiest, and I do love it. The whole album, though, is magnificent.
Labels: mid-week mixes