Let's Ride Bikes into the Sea
I've posted on Austin's Oh No! Oh My! a couple times, but I just cannot get enough of this record. I posted way back when that this was the best cd of all time that can be had for $1.50, and now I can pretty much guarantee that it will end up somewhere pretty high on my best of '06 list. My point is, you know how I feel about it, so I thought I'd let my boy (and your host) Garrison Reid from Indie Interviews.com share his thoughts. So here you go:
"Just the other day I was telling a friend that the most deluded and sterile comparison a modern music critic can make is comparing anything to Neutral Milk Hotel or namedropping Mangum in their review. This is something I learned working for a college radio station, which surely receives more mail recalling Jeff Mangum than Merge. So I write this post with caution and simultaneously, with overwhelming sincerity.
What everyone loves about Neutral Milk Hotel is this unsettling sense -- that there is hope in that which is ghastly. Oh No! Oh My! have recaptured that sense throughout their self-titled record and especially on the track "I Have No Sister". The discussion of relationships and death are processed in such an uplifting manner (full of handclaps and an addictive keyboard element) that the listener blissfully bypasses the point that they aren't in this traditional "letter-jacket exchange" relationship.
Mangum's following should skip the old demos and look ahead to bands like this."
Oh No! Oh My! I Have No Sister mp3
Someone tell me, why isn't this song already in like, a Volkswagen or a Toyota commercial or something?
Oh No! Oh My! Walk in the Park mp3
You can still buy the Oh No! Oh My! pre-release here for $1.50 Do it.