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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Thursday, April 20, 2006

April Music Recommendations

I haven't posted any music recommendations recently, so I thought I'd throw two quick ones out there.

Band of Horses - Everything All The Time - Fabulous debut album from former member's of Carissa's Weird. "The Funeral" is hands-down my favorite song so far this year. Songs really just don't get any better. I'd describe their sound as My Morning Jacket with the Shins' James Mercer singing the vocals. You can find some tunes to check them out on The Hype Machine or check out their recent KEXP performance via So Much Silence.

McLusky - McLuskyism - Nicely priced 3-CD compilation set from the now defunct UK rawk band. When I first heard McLusky Do Dallas it was one of those rare musical moments like when I first heard Nirvana or the Pixies. These guys were really an amazing band and have been grossly underrated. Get the album now and hang on to it because if there's any justice this will be one of those bands that everyone starts listing as influental 10 years from now. FWIW, I said the same thing about the Toadies 5 yrs. ago and lo and behold I've noticed they've been getting a surge in airplay on KEXP lately...it's just a matter of time before all the hipsters jump on the bandwagon. -- McLusky on The Hype Machine