Painter in your Pocket
Seems I've been gushing with praise over just about everything lately (even more so than usual), but there's just been so much great shit that has come to my ears lately. 2006 is already shaping up to be an amazing year for music overall: I've been obsessed with the Fiery Furnaces' Bitter Tea, the new Hot Chip record, Band of Horses' Everything All The Time, The Knife's Silent Shout, and about 5 other things right now.
And despite the greatness of all of the aforementioned albums, Destroyer's Rubies stands out as an early contender for album of the year.
I know everyone's been talking about this record, but I've been kind of ingoring that until I had a chance to fully digest it. I think it's the most complex, ambitious, and beautiful thing Dan Bejar has ever created. Give this track a few listens, as there's a lot going on:
Destroyer Painter in your Pocket mp3
buy Destroyer's Rubies from Merge
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Dodge has pics from last night's Voxtrot show in Bloomington.