THE LI$T 11/12/13

By: Derek Moore

First things first – Midlake’s new album Antiphon is incredible. I can’t stop listening to it. Seriously, listen to it for yourself, and find the inner solace that has been missing (and you didn’t even know it) in your life. Being as blown away by the album as I was, I was very surprised to find that they’ll be in Oklahoma City on November 16th (the day before my birthday) WITH PEARL JAM. I don’t think I could ever come up with a more opposite-ends-of-the-spectrum pairing, but whatareyougonnado. It’s a strange feeling to be torn on whether to buy tickets to see one of the world’s most legendary bands that you really, really don’t like just to see their opener… I’ll just turn on Antiphon again and let my peace be found.

Now that that’s out of the way, here’s a flashview of this week’s LI$T:

  • Moon Hooch = dirty sax funk.

  • Midlake – I already expressed my sentiments on this album.

  • Grizzly Bear is one of the best bands of our time. This B-sides collection, unlike most in this form, is great. They put recognizable time and energy into all of their songs, whether they make the final cut or not.

  • Luke Temple is the main man behind Here We Go Magic. His solo stuff’s alright.

  • Connan Mockasin is weird. His album cover is frightening. If you like Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s DIY/low production overhead sound, you can dig this too.

  • Sky Ferreira’s overrated, in my opinion. For some reason or another, she’s recognized in today’s scene, and this was the only song that remotely caught my attention from her debut album.

  • Luscious Jackson’s back, and I’m just paying my dues in including them on this LI$T. Girl power.

  • Swearin’s pretty cool. You’ll be able to tell that the singer, Allison Crutchfield, is the sister of Waxahatchee’s singer, Katie Crutchfield. I personally prefer Swearin’.

  • ATU’s track should float you out of this LI$T nicely. It’s ethereal, thought-provoking and textural, just like I prefer most of my playlists to end.

Happy listening, and I’ll catch you all next week.

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