I obviously listened to a lot of my favorite ladies this past week (save for Empires). Sometimes I feel so inundated by testosterone-fueled music that I need to take a break and get with the girls before I hear another lyric about a harlot who broke your pathetic heart.
In related news, today I started listening to the entire She & Him album (I've been into one gem for the past couple of months) and it's SO GOOD. Rick recommended it months ago, and true to form, I finally got to it way after the fact. It's folksy and has a vintage throwback feel to it I just love. From their bio:
She & Him made their debut record as a love letter to the musicians who inspired it. Volume One (Merge Records) introduces a boy and girl choir hell-bent on making music the old-fashioned way: by hand - and with as few machines as humanly possible.
And in news about bands I don't like, there are a number of acts quite inexplicable to me on Warped Tour this year. I took a look at the roster when Jesse mentioned Motion City (five-year Warped vets) would be doing three weeks of the tour, and scanned over perhaps two good bands and the rest were unbeknownst to me or groan-worthy (coughjeffreestar cough katyperrycough). Don't worry: I don't feel "out of touch" because I'm not listening to a band called The Devil Wears Prada or 3OH!3. I'm kind of worried because from what I can tell, most of the roster seems to be made up of underfed boys.
Another dude had a problem with Warped 2008 as well and included this line about the Higher: "The Higher is an emo band with an R&B singer, a combination that's like reading that you're fired, then having the termination notice squirt acid in your face." That's...about right. Also, I still contend the (male) lead singer looks like Mischa Barton.
I have a bunch of new albums to listen to this week...but for now, back to work and She & Him.