Listening Assignments 11.10.08

1. Pixies - Hey - You know a soundtrack is pretty cool when it's got Amity's favorite Pixies song in addition to one of my favorite songs by the Dears ("You and I Are A Gang of Losers") during the turning point. And the movie was pretty money as well. [from Zach and Miri Make a Porno OST|buy]

2. What Made Milwaukee Famous - Sweet Lady - This was the song that got me started on WMMF so it's only fitting to make a reprise in its live acoustic form. It's surprisingly lively. [from The Sugarhill Sessions EP|free @ barsuk]

3. The Mountain Goats & Kaki King - Roger Patterson Van - King is immediately noticeable on lead guitar, fingers strumming akimbo. It's unbelievably refreshing to hear Mr. Darnielle singing over something other than straight acoustic chords, something playful and dynamic. [from Black Pear Tree EP|best catch them on tour!]

4. Stateless - Down Here - This is large, reverberating darkness. It's addiction, withdrawal, redemption. [from Stateless|buy]


Anonymous Tully said...

Hey Drew -
This comment has littlle to do with the Listening Assignement, but I have been reading for a while and I just wanted to say:

Thank you. As blogs I used to love like Brooklyn Vegan and Gorilla vs. Bear have gone to crap, you are still putting quality tracks up with some good insight. I don't know why most of my formerly beloved blogs have tanked so badly, but yours is now my #1 read. Keep up the good work.

9:40 PM  

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