Monday, July 14, 2008

My Top Artists this Week (6 Jul - 13 Jul)

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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.


  1. I feel the same about Warped. And Katy Perry makes me want to stab someone.

  2. yay yay yay! So glad you like the She & Him album!

  3. The Devil Wears Prada is horrrrrrrrible.

  4. I'm pretty much only going to Warped to see Four Year Strong, Say Anything, Story Of The Year, and Anberlin. And hopefully Mr. Pretty John Are I wins the BOTB and plays Ernie Ball. ::crosses fingers::

    Oh, and I really really wish MCS was playing my date. :( Confession... I have never seen them live. That's terrible, I know.

  5. Dude! He DOES look like Mischa Barton! And I really like She & Him as well. Good choice. :)

  6. kristen - urggggg katy perry! >:/

    rick - i'm OBSESSED!

    sean - i know, and i haven't even heard them.

    jessica - you must see MCS live! they're amazing! it's the reason i got into them years ago...

    lyndsey - i know, right? it's kinda gross.