Listening Assignments 11.20.06!!
1. Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground - Hey Momma - Awww, this song is precious. I do adore me some whimsy! Muted trumpets, clarinets, and tacked pianos! I also find it humorous that it's only available on cassette even though it's brand new. So you could totally pop this in the '89 Escort and smile-bop down Colley Ave.[from s/t cassette EP|buy]
2. Gotye - Learnalilgivinanlovin - This soul swinging throwback is as infectious as ebola, but instead of liquefying your internal organs, it just might transform them into sunflowers. I couldn't be happier that music like this is still being made. [from Like Drawing Blood|buy]
3. Brand New - Sowing Season (Yeah) - This is home to one of the best rock guitar riffs of the year, but not until 1:05. Hey, no fast forwarding! It ebbs and flows like a living thing. Additionally, this is one of the most anticipated records of the year on the indie front. [from The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me|buy]
4. Jeff Buckley - Calling You - My heart weeps when I hear this song. His voice carries such amazing things, it's a shame he will never sing another note. I'm grateful songs like this were left behind. RIP. [from Live at Sin-E|buy]