"If Looks Could Kill" "Donovan" Would "Skip to the End"
I'm on my way back to Texas as I type this and will resume normal posting tomorrow. In the meantime, thanks to Garrison from IndieInterviews.com for this great post:
There are a few songs this year that I would describe as my Top 40. Much like how commercial radio works, these top 40 have been on repeat so much you forget that they were ever on records. Camera Obscura isn't the new Fergie or Shakira but the Phil-Spector-esque "If Looks Could Kill" might be my equivilant of my hips or junk or truck or humps or whatever mainstream sings about. Though listening to singles fades their connection to albums, Let's Get Out of This Country is an amazing record.
If you like this record, this band or just photography, you must check out Chromewaves' beautiful photographs from the band's July 4th Toronto show.
Based on my listening habits and iTunes play counts, this is the year of Voxtrot. If MSD&W was on vinyl, my copy would be a wreck. I look forward to their shows and have been lucky enough to see them a half dozen times this year. But that's not really why I'm writing this. Yellow Fever's Jennifer Moore has offered harmonies on multiple Voxtrot songs and also leads the Business Deal band Carrots. Her relationship with Voxtrot doesn't end on record as Yellow Fever will be joining Voxtrot for both their Denton and Austin dates. The latter show will also have GvsB favorite Beirut on the bill.
IndieInterviews has been behind schedule but gaining some excellent interviews. I promise it'll be worth the wait. Excuses aside, I posted a very interesting interview with Barry Hyde of The Futureheads from the band's Dallas show. We talk about how News & Tributes reduces the band's harmonies, how Warner neglected their s/t record and why they considered never returning to the U.S. More interviews to come.