The Delgados, "If This Is A Plan"
There are times when I kinda run out of things to say about a band. That's not even interesting things, mind you, just things in general. I suppose I could just straight repeat myself, but the tags would betray that, if anybody cares. Besides, I'm sure I'm unintentionally repeating myself plenty as it is. I've written nearly a thousand of these articles, so nearly five thousand little stories. I haven't had five thousand distinct things happen to me in my life!
Anyhoo, I've thus far resisted just using this space for whatever random thought-like garbage is sloshing around in my skull. Uh, mostly. But at some point, either I'll have to shut this thing down or I'm going to have to resort to turning this into just a notebook. Kind of a log of my thoughts, only on the web. Some kind of...webbook.
Pardoner, "Playin' On A Cloud"
I've been listening to a lot of Pardoner recently, and it really holds up pretty well under repeated listening. It's pretty much a pure throwback to mid/early-90s indie rock scene, but I unabashedly adore that stuff, so I heartily recommend Pardoner. Especially for my fellow old farts.
The Aquabats!, "Doing Science!"
The Aquabats! reached their final form at some point with a show, but I'll be honest, I haven't actually watched it at all. I am glad they're putting out music again, though, so I'll take it.
Belle and Sebastian, "Like Dylan In The Movies"
This is from The BBC Sessions which collects, uh, the BBC sessions that B&S recorded from 1996 to 2001. There are some really nice re-workings and changes on the album tracks here, along with a handful of excellent otherwise unreleased tunes. Normally, I'm not a huge live album guy, but thanks to those new songs, this is a pretty good one.
The Avalanches feat. Leon Bridges, "Interstellar Love"
I'm on record as saying that the Avalanches could use fewer guests on their third album. And that's true even when it's guests that I otherwise quite like, like Leon Bridges. But at some point, I'm just whining (that point was the beginning).