LI$TNRS, Iâ€™m not going to beat around the bush here. DEERPEOPLE (the band I play with) played a show with The Meatbodies and Ty Segall last night for St. Patrickâ€™s Day. We were provided ample celebratory beverages, and needless to say, they were imbibed. Given the aforementioned scenario, it should be clear that Iâ€™m either hungover or #stilldrunk. I donâ€™t know which one yet, as Iâ€™ve only very recently awoken from my wonderfully deep slumber. Also, does anyone know why hashtags became a thing? Do we really love to be talking about the same thing as one another as much as possible? What happened to being unique, individual snowflakes with our own conversation starters? If this post isnâ€™t tweeted, will anyone even see my hashtag? If no one else tweets this hashtag, did it ever really exist? Itâ€™s like a fallen tree in a forest with no one around to hear it fall. I digress.
Now that you know where Iâ€™m coming from mentally, Iâ€™m going to try a newish approach to this weekâ€™s breakdown. (Hint: Itâ€™s just going to be shorter and focus on my personal highlights.) Hold onto your butts.
- Real Estate released Atlas not that long ago. Itâ€™s as effortlessly breezy sounding as youâ€™d expect. Use it for relaxing Sundays on the porch.
- Sharon Van Etten is releasing Are We There May 27th. This first cut shows serious promise.
- Eagulls pack a serious punch. Theyâ€™ll be at the Opolis in Norman May 21st. Iâ€™d recommend you be there to show these Leeds-based post-punk youths some Oklahoma love even though itâ€™s Wednesday night.
- Metronomy released Love Letters last week. Itâ€™s rougher around the edges than The English Riviera but manages to maintain all of the quirks.
- Damon Albarn, the mastermind behind Blur and Gorillaz, is releasing Everyday Robots April 28th, so get ready for some more awesome.
Donâ€™t get me wrong; the rest of the tracks on this weekâ€™s LI$T are solid too. I just donâ€™t think anyone needs or wants to read any more of my rambling. I know I donâ€™t.
See you next Tuesday.
*Editor’s Note: I’m going to throw in my 2 cents on Metronomy’s “Love Letters” and say it’s a pretty good album that’s worth a full listen.*