Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thanks to Andrea for (once again) filling in for me last weekend. I went home for Thanksgiving and it was foggy. Eric took this picture.

This week I put the Crystal Antlers and Marnie Stern records up for debate. I feel like both are records I should really like. They both draw from bands and sounds that I would site as influences. Still, on first listen I was pretty turned off by both of the records. I gave them a second chance on the show.

Crystal Antlers did not pass on the second round. I find them uninspiring. People have been really into their new EP, but I'm certainly missing something there. Tell me what I'm missing?

The Marnie Stern on the other hand, is totally crazy. It is noisy and melodic and dense. It sounds like a Deerhoof record being playing over a Hella record. I think it is overwhelming, but there is enough good stuff in there to keep me listening to it.


I also played two new records that I have been really looking forward to: Deerhunter and Deerhoof. It can be confusing if you are unfamiliar with the bands, as their names are so similar, and by some coincidence their records tend to come out around the same time as each other. Both records are really good. I have only had time to listen to each a few times through, but I can already envision them topping many people's end of year favorite lists.

Next week I'll play the A-side of the Think About Life 12" EP. The B-side might be better though. Maybe..

Also, for fun in Victoria this week, you could go to Logan's Pub on Wednesday night to drink and dance to Colourbook and Listening Party. The show is being put on by Ditch, and is a sort of tour send off for Listening Party before they head off to support Wolf Parade on their stateside tour. It's probably going to be fun.


Artist - Album - Song:
Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls - All the Time
Panda Bear - Person Pitch - Ponytail
Broken Social Scene - Feel Good Lost - I Slept with Bonhomme at the CBC
Crystal Antlers - s/t EP - A Thousand Eyes
Marnie Stern - This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That - Ruler
Deerhunter - Microcastle - Agoraphobia
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie - Chandelier Searchlight
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie - Fresh Born
Think About Life - 12" EP - Going Deaf in the Summer
Think About Life - 12" EP - Sea King Take Off
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One - Autumn Sweater


Johnnie said...

I like the Crystal Antlers EP quite a bit, but I can see what you're saying. I bought it off the internet about a month or two before it hit the Chart Release shelf and at the time I wasn't getting to listen to all the awesome Vancouver stuff.

Still I think it's got some good stuff. I like the last track a lot.