Leatherface, "Scheme of Things"
UK punk band Leatherface play it pretty much straight ahead, but they do a nice job with it. The thing that's hard to adjust to is Frankie Stubbs's voice, which is rough, to put it mildly. But, this entire album (Mush) is pretty good overall, and it's worth giving it a try if you like this song.
Screeching Weasel, "Claire Monet"
Sure, why not. Apparently it's Punk With Vocals You Really Have To Adjust To Day around here.
Yo-Yo Ma, "Suite For Solo Cello No. 6 in D Major: BWV 1012: V. Gavotte I/II"
Every time we get a theme going around here, it gets wiped out. You'd think it was random or something!
Wild Flag, "Black Tiles"
We're big Mary Timony fans around here, so hearing that she was going to be teaming up with Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney on a new band was very exciting. And the album totally lives up to it the promise, it's full of absolute rockers. And Weiss is one of the great rock drummers around, so it's a delight to hear her working with Timony.
American Music Club, "The Confidential Agent"
When I first bought this record, I didn't really know what to make of it. I'm not sure I was really quite ready for something as pretty and contemplative as this. I was mostly listening to really loud stuff, and at times, this sounded even almost like country! The horror! It did grow on me, and these days, it sounds awfully good.