As you all probably know from reading the little "Listening" feature at the butt-end of all my posts, I like music. I like a lot of different music. I like Beethoven and Johnny Cash and The Rolling Stones and Samuel Barber and Annie Lennox. I could list for days, but I won't put you through that. Lately I've discovered a whole nest of indie and obscure artists that I really enjoy, so I thought I'd do a bit of pimpin'.
In fact, one of the main reasons that I like MySpace is because most bands/artists I like have a page I can check out for tour dates, new developments in regard to albums, etc. As I pimp, you can click on the name of the band or artist to visit their MySpace page where they will have music uploaded for your listening pleasure.
This first one is for the Dallasites (or surrounding-area-ites). My friend Goose (Dan) is a member of a band that's blowing up in DFW right now: Hardin Sweaty and the Ready to Go. These fuckers are crazy, and I mean that with love. Their album Elephant Gun is ready to be had, and I urge you to have it. In fact, if you're in the Dallas area and looking for a good time, join a group of us at Club Dada in Deep Ellum for Mixtapes and Baby Fights (August 22) featuring the ever-lovely Hardin Sweaty and other bands that I'm sure are lovely but that I'm not invested in. I'll even buy you a buttery nipple (or a beer) if you mention this blog (or I would in theory..if I had $$$).
Cary Brothers is another new favorite. Note: one guy--not brothers. His song, "Ride" is on super-fantastic-every-five-minutes-repeat on the Andi-puter. You can stream it at MySpace. Click, click! You won't be sorry. I can't believe I'm about to type this because it's stupid. But so true. Oh God. I'm gonna say it. "Ride" is like being in love. It conjures up this weird tingly feeling in my tummy that reminds me of driving with my windows down and lust. Mmm, mmm good. Incidentally, his new video for "Ride" premieres here today. Go give it a watch. Zach Braff directed it, and I haven't gotten to see it yet thanks to my crappy dial-up.
This could be the best one. I heard it less than 24 hours ago, and I guarantee you I've probably listened to THE song 23 times. Drum roll....."Mexico" by Jump Little Children.
I generally measure the atmosphere of my day by the rock star I'd most like to be. On angsty days it's generally Amy Lee, but on happy fun days it's Kat Auster of Majorette. As luck would have it, you can stream my two favorite songs on their page: "Girl Like Me" and "Disco in the Cold." I'll be SO glad when they get an album out. I'll shimmy to it endlessly.
While that only begins to touch the listening love that I have for a multitude of artists at the moment, that's all I'm givin' ya right now, but be sure that I'll be back with more soon!