Four tracks that did the dirty on us this week! Do you have any filthy tunes for us?
Old Pa's Corner:-
Craig Finn - Terrified Eyes (2012)
|My name is Craig Finn|
When I saw the name Craig Finn I assumed he was part of the New Zealand dynasty, the Finn Brothers of Crowded House fame. How wrong was I, he is the lead singer of the band 'Hold Steady' and this is a solo effort. The album is called 'Clear Heart Full of Eyes'. I tried it out and liked it. especially the track 'Terrified Eyes' I like his delivery, he does not sing but rather speaks the words but it works and is effective. 'Terrified Eyes' is a bleak tale of hopelessness and confusion all done to an upbeat alt country sound. Just up my street. I will definitely have to check out some 'Hold Steady' stuff, Any recommendations out there?
Mastodon - Dry Bone Valley (2011)
I've been listening to this whilst driving home and apart from making me drive like Colin McRae (RIP), it's blowing my little pea brain how much it sounds like classic Alice In Chains - which for someone who was a fan of those grunge rockers in the 90's - is a damn good ting. Mastadon are from Atlanta and have released over 5 albums, including 2011's, 'The Hunter' (good metal album title), where this track comes from. So if you like your balls, big & hairy - check them out - RAWK!!!!
Band Of Skulls - 'Bruises' (2012)
Oh yes..they're back! You can't beat a bit of riffage like I said (check out a previous post here!)! This second offering from Band Of Skulls' new album confirms it will be a force to be reckoned with. It's got a great video too. It reminds me of my last work do, where I thought I got more "super" bowling powers after the more wine I drank. It worked up to a point which saw me enter the "I can't be stopped" zone! Then after about 2 bottles, it turns out, I can be stopped. I didn't win but I came a close second. Just like Buzz Aldrin on the moon.
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M.I.A. - Bad Girls (2012)
Great new track from Hounslow's finest export, M.I.A. Incredible to think that sometime in the past I could have been in the same queue as her in Poundland. It's a smashing video too, clearly doing her bit to ease Middle East tensions though I don't think this track will find it's way on President Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs (great name for a band) iPod playlist anytime soon. It's a scene I'm pretty familiar with as I used to see these sort of shenanigans growing up in Saudi Arabia with the rich kids laying waste to expensive cars, albeit minus the gun toting girls. Anyway I'm a big fan of her music, style and swagger and I'm looking forward to an impending album. Enjoy my habibis!
M.I.A's official site
More tracks this week? No really you should....
TRACKS OF THE WEEK - 05/02/12
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