Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Everything I Think About Think About

1. Guided By Voices - Big School: I still have GBV fever, after seeing 3 shows in 5 days earlier this month. I passed the "Big School" on my bus tour of Dayton earlier this summer. Such a great tune.
2. Pill Wonder - My Valuable Hunting Knife (GBV cover): This is a track off of the Guided By Guided By Voices tape I was lucky enough to snag last month - only 50 were made. I'm not sold on all of the covers, but some of them are pretty great, including this one. There's also a hilarious synth version of Tractor Rape Chain, but you'll have to ride in my car with me to hear that one.
3. Burning Little God - Notes On Being Snowblind: This one is from No Fear Of Pop, I believe. One of the best blogs out there. Love the driving drum part, drone-y guitar, and melodic bassline.
4.Nightlands - Suzerain (A Letter to the Judge): I forget where I found this one, but it's probably from NFOP too. Kind of has a Grizzly Bear vibe to it, but less smug. Good for autumn. Confirms my love of the drum machine. And my love of the real drums on top of a drum machine. Yon Yonson anyone?
5. Beach Fossils - Face It: My friend Mike loves this band. I didn't really get into their album (not enough variety and no songs stuck out), but this song sounds a little cleaner and focused, which I think is a step in the right direction. 
6. Deerhunter - Desire Lines: From my go-to album of the past 2 weeks. Definitely the best album Deerhunter has released so far. This song acts as a great centerpiece for the record. I love the little ascending/descending guitar lick during the beginning of the jam. 
7. Twin Sister - Meet The Frownies: Twin Sister alluded me this year. I was so close to seeing them in Chicago during Pitchfork Fest, in Milwaukee right after Pitchfork Fest, and in Montreal during POP Montreal. Some day, Twin Sister. Some day. Until then, I'm gonna enjoy the heck out of their studio stuff, which keeps getting better and better. 
8. Andrew Cedermark - Moon Deluxe: I totally get a Microphones vibe out of this tune, which is great for this time of year. It begs for the days to get shorter and shorter.