It’s taken 4 months, but I think I am about caught up with all the aspects in my life. I was planning to go to Coachella, but for reasons beyond my control, I will have to hope that Plastikman brings his show to San Francisco soon. I do get to see Thom Yorke this week, and some other great upcoming shows.
Joanna Newsom – Swansea – A track from The Milk-Eyed Mender, a triple album from the harp playing voice that sounds at times as if it were on the verge of breaking.
The Antlers – Kettering – A song about dealing with the loss of someone with a terminal disease (cancer?). The song revolves in a quiet lull and then explodes which along with the beautiful lyrics sort of puts you in that state of mind.
Beach House – Zebra – Finally, a band from Baltimore that I am proud to write about. They are the perfect band for an over exposed sunny day where everything that surrounds is muted and deliberate.
LCD Soundsystem – Home – Off of the new album, a track that once again has that nice LCD shuffle that might make those Ray-Bans fall off your head. A wooden block has taken over for the cow bell.
Broken Bells – The High Road – Part Shins singer and part Danger Mouse. A nice release of understated pop songs that will not force me to like The Shins.
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