25 March 2010

Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre

Of all the new music I got this week, the Weakerthans' Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre CD/DVD is by far my favorite. It would serve as a great introduction to the band, if you happen to need one, or a great rehash of all your old favorites, if you're already acquainted. For me, it serves to make me feel much, much better about the concert of theirs I missed a few years back.

And now, the obligatory video clip:

No, it's not the Weakerthans, but, seriously, how awesome was that?

24 March 2010

Guilty on all charges

Via Flavorwire, it's music review bingo! And yes, it totally captures the vocab of VK. Well done, indeed.

17 March 2010

RIP Alex Chilton

We are saddened to have to write this blog post about yet another super-talented song-writer dying. Alex Chilton, you know the guy from classic 70s band Big Star has passed at only 59. If the dude only sang "Thirteen" that would have been more than enough to solidify his immense talents. I mean that is THE purest, most innocent declaration of young love EVER. His trembling voice is the encapsulation of adolescent yearning. It was practically written for do-you-like-me?-circle-yes-or-no mixtapes.

BUT thankfully his output far exceeds just one song. Celebrate his life by revisiting his tremendous body of work.

Thirteen - Big Star
The Ballad of El Goodo - Big Star
It gets so hard in times like now to hold on

11 March 2010

The cover is so crayon-y!

The best National songs make me want to punch holes in walls. Even when they're elegant restrained there is still such unbridled angst and anger amongst the beauty. And dear God is "Terrible Love" beautiful. The slow-boil crescendo percolates to such awesome heights, I get shivers. Shivers, I tell you! Mark your calendar's for May 11's release of High Violet. We sure have.

Terrible Love - The National

and another live stunner:

Runaway - The National

07 March 2010

05 March 2010

Just Because

I have no timely reason to post this song, except because it's beautiful and got stuck in my head in the shower this morning:

01 March 2010

The saddest PSA this side of the Sarah Mclachlan with the puppies one

You guys! The rabbits are sad! I know this because they are in cages and are listening to Morrissey! Factory farming never seemed so cruel.