Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Photoshop the smiles and spin the tears.

so right now, 1917 records are having a sale, and you can pick up attitude's "we all go down together" for $5, which is a goddamn fucking steal.(if you're not into paying for things, you can also download WAGDT or their 7-in for free at http://www.1917records.com/attitude-downloads.html ) i'm not sure why this album/band weren't fucking huge, as this album is catchy as all get out. obviously influenced by the suicide file and labelmates ruiner, attitude plays a moshy mix of hardcore and rock 'n roll that is practically impossible to listen to and stay still. the lyrics deal are typical punk rock angst, but are delivered with such sincerity that it's hard to not get caught up in them.

i did not like their 7-in nearly as much, but the full-length is really a lot of fun.

also, the new of montreal album is weird as all get out.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

quiet performance in ecology

anni rossi was a name i first heard(not literally, of course) looking through a zine detailing the performers at ladyfest in chicago. the description seemed interesting, and i remember trying to track down music from her and only coming up with a beautiful cover of radiohead's "creep".(the first video.) coming up against mostly failure(i'm not sure how i missed her myspace?), i pushed the name to the back of my mind.

today, one of her self-released cds showed up on a music website i'm a member of, and i was reminded how struck i was by her version of "creep", and my interest was sparked anew. i did some minor you-tubing, and came up with the second video, which is staggeringly beautiful and makes my bones ache for chicago, for the nights where i'd walk home at midnight, alone and smiling and dancing and caught in the lights.

she plays the viola, and percusses with her feet(ala tilly and the wall) and sounds somewhere between regina spektor and christine fellows. really really fantastic.

if you'd like to hear more, she does have a myspace.