have a free listen to ’last night at the jetty' - a new track from panda bear's upcoming 'tomboy' album. a bit derivative, very animal collective, and certainly very pet sounds, but i still dig it.
which reminds me - found this amusing (and likely somewhat accurate) forecast of ‘10 uncool artists primed for hipster rediscovery' yesterday. no surprise, low acceptance predicted for lionel ritchie or michael bolton (sometimes even ironic adoration can’t even bring you back) and middle of the pack for john denver, stevie nicks, and paul simon. james taylor and phil collins rated high, as did carole king, a hipster gold mine of a find for being both influential and obscure.
and, back to my reason for this tangent, leading the list with 10 out of 10 ‘hipster cred’ points was brian wilson, which just goes to show you how monumental pet sounds must truly be if it can outweigh all those ‘way down in kokomo’ hawaiian shirt-clad sing-alongs.
just found out via @miamabanta that lcd will be performing their last ever show on april 2nd. sadness abounds.
lcd’s last show! at madison square garden!!!!!!!
good people of earth: lcd soundsystem are playing madison square garden on april 2nd, and it will be our last show ever. we are retiring from the game. gettin’ out. movin’ on. but for just one more night, we will be playing with friends and family for nearly 3 hours–playing stuff we’ve never played before and going out with a bang. and we’d like you to be there.
if you would, we’d love it if people all came in white. or black. or black and white. and come ready to have fun, please. and come early, as the festivities will be opened by our favorites, liquid liquid. yes: liquid liquid.
if it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever!!!
Half of the country is covered in snow so let’s listen to some Clevepop*! I’ve written about the band Bears before so I will spare you all of that stuff. But honestly, that last review wasn’t too good so I should probably tell you that they are an amazing indie band who writes short but sweet pop songs that will not only get stuck in your head but they will build a house in there. And once they are there, they’re there to stay.
Last winter, Bears released a 7” called Snowman (of which only 250 were pressed) and it contains a couple of gems including “Let Me See You Again” and “I’m a Snowman” which you can download for free on their website.
*Clevepop; verb - pop music originating or written by people from Cleveland, Ohio.