For some reason I’ve been saving a lot of draft posts lately, half-writing stuff and then promising myself I’ll come back to them, like the only purpose of this blog is to incubate Deep Thinking and Refined Writing and for everything else I think about sharing to just be ignored.
This is obviously dumb, so hopefully some of those draft posts and partially-formed thoughts will actually get posted here soon. Self-editing is not a particularly helpful trait sometimes.
So here, instead, is a totally un-thought-out collection of tunes I’ve been listening to a lot lately. Most of them are pretty new, and they were just the first few I thought of sharing, so also completely incongruous. Whatever.
Tracklist (in no particular order):
First Aid Kit – “The Lion’s Roar” (The Lion’s Roar, 2012) — hat tip, Matt
LCD Soundsystem – “Disco Infiltrator” (LCD Soundsystem, 2005)
The Weather Station – “Came So Easy” (All of It Was Mine, 2011)
Sam Amidon – “Rain and Snow” (I See the Sign, 2011)
The Weakerthans – “(Manifest)” (Left & Leaving, 2000)
Phoenix – “Lisztomania” (Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, 2009)
Field Music – “A House is Not A Home” (Tones of Town, 2007)
(Edit: Seems like a few people are having trouble downloading from that link for some reason. If it doesn’t work, try copying the file location and pasting it into your browser. If that doesn’t work, leave a comment and we’ll get it sorted!)
Writing this just reminded me that Field Music’s latest record, Plumb, just came out THIS WEEK! Holy cow. The AV Club has favourable things to say about it, but Paste isn’t sure. I, on the other hand, have had the leaked zip on my computer for about two weeks and have felt slightly too guilty to listen to it, but I think a record store excursion is on the list for the rest of this weekend. I will probably love it.
Also, here’s the latest in adorable office dog photos (Shadow was dressed up for Valentine’s Day):