Sunday, 29 May 2011
They'll destroy you
So, this is a selective truth for an uncertain future: you should mostly be a wee bit cautious of endorsing any recommendations that come to you from people you don't really know and will, in fact, probably never meet. This sentiment holds true, I find, whether you are discussing shoes, drugs, books, sexual positions or music. 'Yeah, I think you'll like them - I mean, do you remember when R.E.M. had guts, charm, passion and hooks? Well, that's the sound and the attitude, but with a more Tennessee lilt and twang to their punchy swagger'. So I admit, I was curious and it happily all checked out. It's also left me thinking that perhaps the 'event' that is known as 'Rockness' (gag!) should not be so easily dismissed after all? Yes? No? That is, to be sure, assuming you can hike North by noon on the Sunday, at the very latest, to witness the first act take the main stage and claiming it, more than likely, as their very own. I'm a bit indifferent to the new long-player in its fullness, alas, but this particular song is just fucking glorious...
The Boxer Rebellion - 'The Runner' (3.39)
Go visit + see + buy. A brief history lesson.
PS, Have you heard the somewhat leaky-leaked new Tom Vek album yet? It is everywhere. And, woah, it is seriously good. Can't wait to hear 'Too bad' live. What a TUNE!