you've got disaster on your mind
An unfortunate side effect of blogging is that it has totally changed the way I listen to new music for the worst, and when coupled with my terrible ADD, I often have trouble making it past the first track of new releases. If I don't hear something that grabs me immediately, it's on to the next one, which I will readily admit is fairly pathetic. But luckily for me, the Besnard Lakes' "Disaster" is an essentially perfect album opener, recalling the majestic beauty of Brian Wilson's better compositions, only with more psychedelic flourishes. "Disaster" gives way to the just-as-amazing and epic "For Agent 13," the song that rendered me entirely enthralled by this band. In fact, the first four tracks from The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse are nearly perfect, and as a result, it's gradually turned into one of our favorite releases of the year.
mp3: The Besnard Lakes
We can't recommend enough that you purchase The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse here, preferably in archaic and totally rad vinyl format, for only $11.
It's been a while since we talked about sports around here, but we thought this was pretty funny. O.J. Mayo, widely considered to be the best high school hoops prospect in the nation, ended his high school career last weekend with this gem. In the waning seconds of the state championship game, Mayo tosses the ball off the backboard, dunks, then hurls the ball about 100 rows deep. He immediately gets a technical foul and is thrown out of the game, which elicits high fives from his teammates, and a hug from his coach. Classy. All set to the moving sounds of Explosions In The Sky:
That nonsense would have prompted a swift and literal ass-kicking from our high school coach. Oh by the way, the kid had a triple-double and his team won the state championship, despite his antics. He'll fit right in when he gets to the NBA.
Explosions In The Sky Welcome, Ghosts mp3