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Listening Assignments 9.17.07


1. Matt Pond PA - It's Not So Bad at All - In my opinion, you can't go wrong with Matt Pond. His entire catalog is killer, the most recent being no exception. This is a slow-building, pitter-pattering little number that just sounds good. Female accompanying vocals, liberal Wurlitzer and steady kick drum are key. [from Last Light (out 9.25)|pre-order]

2. Kate Nash - Merry Happy - Umm, female British accents are hot. Hotter when they come out of the mouths of 20-year-olds who list Regina Spektor as their #1 influence. This is much less sparkly than Lily Allen, but more enjoyable I think. [from Made of Bricks|buy]

3. Cody Chesnutt - Boils - This song literally trembles from the amount of soul heaped on its horn-filled, group-sung, unorthodox back. It's definitely one of the weirder songs I've heard recently but I love it. Thom Yorke loves it too. Seriously. [from Plague Songs|buy]

4. Sandro Perri - Double Suicide - Sandro is another sure thing; his songs are always beautiful and full of life. Subtle and dreamlike. Plenty of interesting things going on if you listen for them. [from Tiny Mirrors (out in US 10.9)|pre-order]

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt Pond is awesome, I'm not sure I would have heard of him except for posts like this. Thanks for the new song, I will definitely be buying the new CD.

Jeff

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. I cannot wait for this album!

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This song is amazing, beautiful and peaceful even if talking about being alone.

11:02 PM  

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