Morning Listening Thurs. Edition
Feist - Let It Die i don't listen to this record as much as i think about how great Feist was live earlier this year, but it's a nice one. sometimes so nice that it kinda disappears, but i'm looking fwd to whatever's next from Leslie Feist.
Ms. John Soda - Notes and the Like for awhile there i'd buy anything on Morr based on the fabulous (and fabulously titled) "Putting the Morr Back In Morrisey" comp. Eventually got burned by some lame electro mush but tons of great stuff on that label still and i enjoy the Soda.
Richard Hawley - Coles Corner this guy was in Pulp and The Longpigs, a band with a name so terrible you could have told me that Nick Drake came back to write some songs with Sandy Denny and i still might not have bought their records, but also in Pulp, whom i love, and Camera Obscura turne me on to his solo records. This one and Lowedges are both great. old school songs & production, warm and familiar and sad but not TOO sad.
The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash speaking of sad, Pair of Brown Eyes = one of the greatest songs ever. my friend Jason went to Ireland and came back and said that he had learned that he really hated Irish music. i know what he means, with the penny whistle and the whole Thistle & Shamrock vibe, but i love the Pogues.