Five Songs, 3/23/2018
Five Songs

Five Songs, 3/23/2018

Seems like we've had a lot of new bands recently. That's cool! Here's the music for today.

Girls Against Boys, "In Like Flynn"

Early 90s underground rock act Girls Against Boys stood out from the pack for a couple reasons. First, the sound wasn't just all grim pounding or punk gallop. Instead, Girls Against Boys always sounded like a rock band you could dance to, which was kind of a rarity. The second distinguishing feature probably drove the first, which is that the band had two bassists, a good idea that far too few bands take advantage of. This album, Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby, is probably their best.

Latitudes, "Ordalian"

A random pick after reading a review on a metal blog, I'm not totally sure what to make of Latitudes. There's almost something kind of post-rock about them, something kind of cinematic. I don't think I really absorbed this when I picked it up, I'm going to try and move it into rotation for a little while.

They Might Be Giants, "Fingertips 1"

Everything is catching on fire indeed.

Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, "Alone Together"

I picked up a collection from Artie Shaw to provide some inspiration for my oldest, who has been learning the clarinet. I couldn't really provide much context to her for the album, though, what with being totally unqualified to talk about jazz and all.

The Squirrels, "Any Color You Like"

Seattle goofs The Squirrels hung out on the scene, putting together a few albums, palling around with people like the Young Fresh Fellows. And then they decided in 2000 to put together a full album cover of The Dark Side of the Moon called The Not-So-Bright Side of the Moon. It takes a fair bit of air out of that particular classic rock warhorse, and is just more entertaining if you've listened to its source a lot (I have). And yes, it's our second track from an album-length cover in as many days.

Joshua Buergel
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