Thursday, September 30, 2010

On Repeat - 9/29(ish)/2010

New weekly feature of the three songs I can't stop listening to.

Last summer, I went to see Matt & Kim’s free concert at Pier 54. It was the first concert I ever went to completely alone and it was at the time (and might still be) one of the best times I’ve ever had at a show. Their new single “Cameras” from their soon-to-be-released third album Sidewalks is another infectiously happy tune with a catchy tuba riff and a call for everyone to enjoy the here and now.

The Drums – When I Come Home

It took me longer than most to get into The Drums because honestly, the phrases “surf pop” and “band from Brooklyn” are so redundant these days. But what I forgot was that I really like surf pop and bands from Brooklyn. If The Beach Boys were still in their 20s and living in Bushwick, they might sound something like this.

The Vaselines – Sex With An X

This duo certainly took a long time to come out with a second album. I can’t pretend I knew about The Vaselines back in the early 90s when Kurt Cobain was singing their praises (he said they were his “most favorite songwriters in the whole world”), but the title track of their latest effort makes me wish I did. This ironically joyful song is (obviously) about that masochistic tendency that we are all guilty of.

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