After a few weeks traveling the world, and pretending the Internet did not exist, we are back in the groove, or at least, our own kind of groove. If you missed us, hello. If you didn’t, what the hell are you doing here listening to mid-1960s Beatles music? Anyway, welcome back everyone, let’s have fun, Mitt Romney blows, Dick Clark is gone, Phil Humber is throwing perfect games, the Warriors are worthless as always, the Giants are just okay, Grimes is terrific, and we missed ramen and good thin crust pizza while we were gone.
We really like these kids right now, the perfect mix of My Bloody Valentine/Pavement and the Gin Blossoms. That is right, the Gin Blossoms. It makes sense when you hear this song. And you know what, it makes us love them even more. Yuck, good work.
One of the most underrated Christmas/Holiday albums of all time is the Sufjan Stevens’ Songs for Christmas album of 2006. There are some great traditional tracks on there, and some great original arrangements as well, like “It’s Christmas! Let’s Be Glad!”. Enjoy.
We can go on and on about how great this album really is, but it just takes this one song and this performance to get just how complex and interesting Justin Vernon has turned his Bon Iver project into.
We are always going to applaud the work of Bradford Cox and his Deerhunter works, but this is one of our all-time favorite songs from the Atlanta songwriter. Almost as if this could be heard on the radio in the 1970s.