So let’s go to bed before you say something real
Let’s go to bed before you say how you feel
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
when routine bites hard and ambitions are low
Cuddle Fuddle - Passion Pit
Oh my god, just please don’t ever let me go.
Yeah, sometimes we’re high and sometimes we’re low.
Put up with me then I’ll make you see, that things are better when you’re with me.
So this soundcloud account of unexpected drops may be the best thing ever to come out of dubstep.
This is The Mountain Goats as I first knew them.
I Love the Mountain Goats as Rachel & John, I love the energy, the feeling of harmony between their voices despite the off-notes. I still think the Bass Sound she had, in which you could hear a buzzing finger-beat between notes was fantastic and new, I love the Rachel sound. “No, I Can’t” which was to come out later on Bitter Melon Farm, sounds here like quintessential Mountain Goats, Sweden-Era, to me. John Darnielle’s voice, high-pitched, delivers strange list-like words, you can almost feel a recipe of using simple observations and simple words rather than anything else, typical door-related lines, everything building up to a feeling, a feeling of longing “I’ve been freezing in here”
My friend and mentor Wilfried* gave me “Sweden” for my 18th birthday when it came out, because of my Swedish citizenship and because he thought somehow my songs sounded like I would like this. The songs, the sounds, and the fact that I didn’t own any record outside of what one could call a Classic collection, made Sweden the dearest gift for me, for years.
Sweden made me try and try and try and try again to get my songs on Shrimper Records, Dennis Callaci’s label out of Claremont California. To me, Shrimper was the Motown of our times then, and I actually thought it was of a comparable size, in terms of business. When Dennis eventually liked one of my tapes enough to release Herman Dune stuff on Shrimper, seriously, I thought all of my dreams had come true. To this day it’s the most incredible feeling of joy, the feeling of getting where it is happening, that comes to my mind when I think of that hand-written letter he sent me about releasing some stuff. Of course, I later found out that it didn’t mean I was going to tour the US endlessly or even make more records or have access to any recording facility, but it is still one of my best memories as a recording artist.
It was great to stumble upon this video, hence the sharing
This was lovely to read.
Sweden is my favorite of the older Mountain Goats albums. John & Rachel’s harmonies thrill/overwhelm me for lots of the reasons this person said…they (and also the album) are very frantic, disjointed, bursting with tension/release/whatever. Everything feels on edge and ripe and is pressing hard in all directions straining for some kind of release. Does that make sense? It is a hot, hot sweaty lust strawberry juice triple x love love album.
Last week I had the strangest dream
Where everything was exactly how it seemed
Where there was never any mystery of who shot John F. Kennedy
It was just a man with something to prove
Slightly bored and severely confused
He steadied his rifle with his target in the center
And became famous on that day in November
Elvis Depressedly // Cry Babies
People crying to hear people crying, and i am just the same. Listen to me while I vomit, listen to me while i make everything that was ever once sacred ashamed.
Young the Giant - Cough Syrup
PLAY THIS AT MY FUCKING FUNERAL