Today’s a great Monday because Youth Lagoon just released a song from their upcoming album! This band is especially special to me because I’ve got great memories of awkwardly standing alone in a dark room and listening to them jam. Really, it was great!
Happy Monday. Try not to do anything too awkward today. Tell me what you’re listening to!
The Knower – Youth Lagoon
The Tea Song – Michael Hurley
You Can Have It All – Yo La Tengo
Wakin on a Pretty Day – Kurt Vile
Philomena – The Decemberists
It’s Monday, and it’s summer, and it’s really freaking hot. Which reminds me of last summer, and this really cool band I saw that was the opener for another act in Detroit in a tiny, packed basement show. Usually you want openers to get off the stage as soon as possible, to get to the actual reason you’re in a tiny, sweltering, basement in the first place. But, sometimes, rarely, they’re so good you don’t mind their presence that much. That’s what happened when this crazy/cool/weird group took the stage, called
With their music they put all of us in that basement in a weird and wonderful swaying trance-like state. It was pretty magical. For being in a trance, I guess.
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Check out their weird music for yourself and put some on your ipod here.
Oh, did I mention the lead singer has a dylan-fro? Yeah.