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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Shock me Like an Electric Eel

Last month I posted about the lack of new music in my life 'cause I'm poor. Well, the Amazon gods heard my prayers because SexyBeast's parents gave me an Amazon giftcard for X-mas.

Then an anvil of inspiration smacked me on my cranium. Why go through the hassle of purchasing CD's? Wouldn't it be cheaper to get the MP3's to put right onto my (SexyBeast's) ipod? What can I say, I'm slow to adapting to new technologies.

First to my eager listening ears is the new Stereolab "Chemical Chords". For those of you not in the know, Stereolab is an obscure British band that utilizes lots of Moog synthesisers and most of lyrics are about anarchy, social injustice and pain. All set to a boppy beat and sung in French. I don't speak French. But I have adored Stereolab since 1994. One day I will see them live and then I can die.

Next up is Yeah Yeah Yeah's 2002 release "Fever to Tell". Yes I know I'm late arriving to the party but sometimes I forget how amazingly awesome Yeah Yeah Yeah's are. Karen O's voice is phenomenal. She gives me shivers. Plus it's a great, balls out rockin' record. Maybe 3 years from now I'll get another one of their MP3's : )

And last but certainly not least, "Oracular Spectacular" by MGMT. Holy crap I love love love these guys. WEQX, my local station, played the hell out of their single "Time to Pretend" this past summer. It enveloped me, I was hypnotized. Then I became obsessed with "Electric Feel". I really enjoy singing it at the top of my lungs. The whole album is fantastic and surprisingly all of the songs sound absolutely nothing alike and yet not all over the place and crazy, just experimental. The only drawback, MGMT looks like a bunch of douchebags. The singer dude takes ties or random pieces of fabric and ties them around his head like a 1980's tennis player. DOUCHE!

And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, check my post next week. : )


Leslie said...

My brother is obsessed with Stereolab. Personally, I never got the obsession (sorry). But I'm going to check out some of these other groups you've recommended.

Lydia said...

I loves the MGMT! Douchey neckware and all.

There is sooo much good music out there.

BTW--Damn girl, break down and buy yourself an ipod already! geesh.

phairhead said...

leslie, you will not be disappointed.

lyds, I can't afford an ipod. besides, chris doesn't need his anymore now that he has iphone