Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Isbell, former Drive-By Trucker, recollects his childhood in Alabama on his second solo album. "Seven-Mile Island" deemed 'Song of the Week' by IndyWeek.com, is swamp-thumpin' tale of this nature preserve. Seven-Mile Island, home to passing Native Americans, flashes Isbell back to days spent with his father fishing and collecting arrowheads (that now cannot leave the land). It definitely speaks deeper to listeners than the other songs on the self-titled album.
"Good" is a T.G.I.F. party anthem that contrasts well with the tone of the rest of the album. There's no telling what Isbell will do on a Friday night. Oh, he's such a bad boy.
Blender gave the album three stars, deeming Isbell "unexciting" but encouraged his talented writing skills. Maybe he just needs a double shot of espresso? The Washington Post, on the other hand, reviewed their show at the 9:30 Club and compared Isbell to Joe Walsh.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Yesterday (3/24/09) M.I.S. released Soy Sauce. If you are looking for "different" as I was a few years back, it will keep you occupied for about, well, 50-minutes. After that, you'll be regretting that you wasted 50-minutes of your precious life. The rhythm and sauciness got lost in efforts to overuse fancy electronics.
Go back to the basics. We like that sh*t.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
They're baaaaack. No, it's not another sequel of Poltergeist; it's Peanut Butter & Jelly a.k.a. Peter Bjorn & John. I was driving back across country from L.A., Baltimore-bound, and my girl made me a mix tape. It was quite possibly the best indie mix I've ever heard, featuring "Young Folks." It instantly became my anthem.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
It's not very often that an artist changes their name during the peak of their career. Well, accept for Prince - but he just wanted to change it to a sound to be mysterious. Apparently, the artist formerly known as Santogold has officially changed her name to Santigold. The original artist Santo Gold is making a come back ... with infomercials? Is that even fair? His name is Santo (space) Gold and he sucks.