It's not all doom and gloom (ART BRUT QUOTE!) though, because while I havn't been writing about music, I have still been listening to it. Last night whilst lying on the floor of my nan's spare bedroom I listened to Joy Division's singles compilation Substance. I didn't get any sleep that night (not JD's fault though!). Anyway, I realised how amazing they sound when you are lying on the floor with the moonlight hitting you in the face like a big pizza pie (KRUSTY QUOTE!).
MP3: Joy Division - Dead Souls
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On with the show. I'm writing this post on Firefox, I felt like trying something new. I've also decided to center this entire post. I might change it back though, in which case I shall delete this line and the previous one. As of late I have developed a bit of a sweet tooth for a bit of hip-pop experimental indie rock (niche market?!). The first material I heard by Why? (a 3 piece centred around front man and original member Joni Wolf) was their new album Alopecia. I struggled to go beyond the first 4 tracks, which are jaw-droppingly good, but have now fallen for the rest of it. My current favourite track from the album is Fatalist Palmistry. I then went after Why?'s previous album Elephant Eyelash, which is slowly growing on me, but not rated as highly as Alopecia yet.
MP3: Why? - Whispers Into The Other
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Adam Kesher are a band are from France. I don't know where exactly; their Myspace is a bit vague about their location. France is pretty big. Despite the band being called Adam Kesher, there are 6 members, and none of them are actually called "Adam", or have the sirname "Kesher". The lyrics are hardly inspiring; "I want to meet a local girl like you, take me to your room and save my life", infact, it sounds slightly Pigeon Detectivey. But don't be put off! It's nice/dark electro-pop music, probably good if you are feeling moody but have the energy to nod your head a bit. And no, before you ask, they don't sound much like The Teenagers. Their debut album Heading For The Hills, Feeling Warm Inside was released in April, although I don't know how available it is in the UK. If by any chance you live in France and are reading this, you can buy it from the French version of Amazon here.
MP3: Adam Kesher - Local Girl
Finally, here's a really cool video of The Mae Shi doing an acoustic version of Run To Your Grave on the side of a river in Vienna, Austria. The video was recorded by the people at They Shoot Music Don't They, who emailed me about this, thank god they did! I am intrigued about that instrument they use, like a keyboard with buttons or something. I want one!