honey is cool
honey is cool
You guys might have noticed that I have an affinity (some might call it an obsession) for Swedish duo The Knife. Their newest, Silent Shout, is one of my favorite releases of '06, and Deep Cuts is one of my favorite releases of, well, ever. I love everything about them: the somewhat mysterious aesthetic, including the fact that they've never really performed live before this record, and most of all, Karin Dreijer's beautifully dark/sweet vocals.
So with that established, we were obviously ecstatic to obtain a copy of Honey Is Cool's 1997 LP, Crazy Love. Honey Is Cool was Karin's previous band, and they made the kind of perfect, highly-addictive pop that Swedish children are bred for, and that I believe was recently patented by the country. Throw Karin's voice in the mix, and I could listen to this stuff all day long. I believe this was the first (and possibly only?) single from the record:
Honey Is Cool Nach Heart mp3
This next track, more than any other song on the album, sounds like a pre-cursor to what Karin would end up doing on early records from The Knife. Okay, we admit that's a bit of a stretch, but it's more than the standard guitar/drums paired with that inimitable voice:
Honey Is Cool Twinkle mp3
Here's our SIRIUS Blog Radio: Week 9 playlist from last night...Midlake picked the second half of the playlist, so I've broken it down by band member:
Midlake--"We gathered in spring"
The Black--"Wasn't it a good year"
The Early Tapes--"betty & thomas"
Tacks, The Boy Disaster--"Man with a plan"
Zykos--"keep it light"
Martin Crane--"on an evening"
car stereo (wars)--"ghostland gets bossy"
Elvis Perkins--"Ash Wednesday"
Chad Vangaalen--"red hot drops"
Tim Smith of Midlake:
Jimmie Spheeris--"I am the mercury"
Neil Young--"here we are in the years"
Paul Alexander of Midlake:
America--"I need you"
Isao Tomita--"Arabesque No. 1"
Eric Pulido of Midlake:
Fleetwood Mac--"Hold me"
The Band--"whispering pines"
Eric Nichelson of Midlake:
The Doobie Brothers--"What a fool believes"
Crosby, Stills, & Nash--"You Don't Have to Cry"
Mckenzie Smith of Midlake:
David Bowie--"Oh! You Pretty Things"
Billy Joel--"Movin' Out"
Bread--"everything I own"
Finally, Justin of Aquarium Drunkard is back and posting again after a couple months on the road. Welcome back, dude.