Sunday, May 18, 2008

yikes! i'm in alaska!

this is becoming a theme, i know, i know.
sorry about not posting. i don't have a computer or actually, a home right now, so things are a little hectic. i'm currently in alaska, trying to find permanant accomandations and a computer, and once those things are back, we'll be in full swing.

firstly, in super exciting news, buried inside annouced a new cd. it's been almost three years or so since their last one(which i loooooved) and hopefully the long layover means it's going to be awesome, not "oh fuck, we can't come up with ANYTHING. let's uh, dick around for three years."

aesop rock's remix of "lovecraft in brooklyn" is out, and i dig it a lot. it's not drastically different from the original, but it's got a bit more of an evil sound, and i'm a sucker for aesop/john team-ups(the last one being 'coffee' off 'none shall pass'.) check it out here, pass your own judgment.

it's been rough finding new music up here(the radio station we listen to here is actually really great, but very college radio station-esque. lots of regina spektor, joy division, etc. i'm not complaining per se, but without internet, i'm jonesing for new stuff.) so i'm not sure what else i can throw up here without cannibalizing the other music blogs i read.

ah, ok. so one of my favorite bands in the world was called marathon. they were built from the ashes of another band called de la hoya(also awesome. the other band that rose from their ashes is nakatomi plaza, and they are holy-fucking-shit awesome, and i'll prolly write about them later.). de la hoya was a really wonderfully insightful punk band who dealt in shades of grey, instead of the typical "my war" us-vs-them paradigm. marathon was lyrically and musically fairly similiar, with maybe a bit of nicer production and smoother hooks. i got to see them just once, in a small salvation army coffee shop in derry, NH, and they played to ten people, and left everything on the stage. i wish i had been confident enough in myself to dance along, but i was 16, and wanted to be cool, and guys didn't dance in new hampshire. regardless, i got a chance to talk to aaron(the lead singer) afterwards, and he was super nice, and anyway, he's got a new project that he describes as 'folk-punk showtunes', and as a punk rock theater major, i can't really argue with that description. you can definately hear the influence of his former bands, but this is really something mostly new, and interesting. Check him out here. Red Leader Records is the label his full-length is on, and they've got a ton of awesome acts, so you should probably czech their stuff out too.

tonight i go on a fancy whale watch, and eat the fanciest of fancy food. i'll be the kid in the transistor transistor shirt(speaking of, they've got a new record out, and i dunno if i like it as much as "erase our names..." but it's def. worth looking into.), lookin' out of place as always.

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