What I’m Listening To This Week


“Challengers” – The New Pornograhers

In an age of bland, unispired, unorginal “music” this band continues to deliver the goods. While not as stunning as the previous “Twin Cinemas”, this is a solid effort. “Here’s the munity I promised you, and here’s the party it turned into” on the track “Mutiny, I Promise” is the best line I’ve heard in a song in a long time.



What I’m Listening To This Week


Soul Fire: The Majestic Collection

60’s and 70’s inspired deep groove sound, this record represents some of best work on the Soul Fire label. Released in 2005, but I just got around to picking it up this week. Only drawback: these double CD jewel boxes always break the minute I open them.


Electrelane “No Shouts No Calls”

I’m a sucker for Sterolab, and the Farfisa organ thing. This is right in that nieghborhood.


Sea Wolf “Get to the River Before It Runs Too Low”
“You’re A Wolf” is one of those songs that just burrowed into my skull and now I’m stuck with it. I sing it day in and day out. I sing it to my dog. The rest of the E.P. is pretty good as well.

Giving In To My Inner Rockasaurus With The Kaiser Chiefs At Sirius Radio Studio


I Went to Sirius Satellite’s studio friday. I was invited to watch the Kaiser Chiefs one of my newer favorite bands from England. The boys did an interview and played live in the main stage area — an impressive glass-enclosed area to promote their upcoming new record “Yours Truly, Angry Mob.” They performed their 2005 UK hit “I Predict A Riot” as well as new songs “Ruby,” Everything Is Average Nowadays” and the cleverly titled “Love Is Not A Competition (But I’m Winning).” It was difficult to not clap after each song, since I was sitting right in there with the band. One of the best bands to come along in years — Brit Rock is alive and well! That’s me in the middle.