While the story shared by my colleague Dan Calladine talks about the rapid growth in digital music sales, I am left wondering how the remainder is sold. The only thought that comes to my mind is CDs. CDs? REALLY?
So I get Spin Magazine for free thanks to some online offer.
Spin chose TV On The Radio’s last album as the album of the year. I let myself download their album through my subscription to Yahoo! Music and spent some time today listening to is.
We are all allowed to our own opinions and Spin is too, but TV on the Radio just did not work for me. TOTR sounds like an a-Capella college troupe colliding with a Beach Boys van while listening to a Spiritualized album. Hazey guitar, soft drums, echoey vocals. Not impressed, annoying actually. Delete from music player now.
‘She wants revenge’ is a band.
Their song ‘Tear you apart’ is played quite frequently on Sirius’ alternative music channel and as opposed to the general generic and classic alternative around it, it sounds fresh. Fresh like something that just jumped back to life from the eighties (there was some good music when I was growing up, damn it!).
The production is very light, just a drum machine (or a very basic beat) that sounds very much like what my Casio organ would produce, or better yet, something out of London or Manchester before the happy happy of E. In other words, another Joy Division inspired band. And their singer has a very dry voice that works very well with the minimalism accompanying him. Like very early Depeche Mode instrumentally, with the brooding overtones of their better albums.
Whatever. Just sharing. This song rocks.
See them in a video for a lesser song.
The duo have a really irritating website, but most bands do.
Coming to the Middle East in Cambridge Feb. 14. May even go.