this week on viva i put a few little ditties on the list from some newbies. first up and most into is The Mantles. i don't know where this came from on my itunes but it popped up one day and i really like it. thought it was old. then to my dismay it's new. sf is up on this sound lately. anyways check it out
another good one is Double Dagger from baltimore. they sound like no age. but they've been around since 2002. chicken and egg question here. but this lie/truth song is pretty sweet. it's off their new LP.
last but not least we have The Drums. cute lil boys. this pic looks straight Outsiders. back to the "old" part of this post. it's a fun song tho, i'm into it.
as much as i'm into this going back to your roots music (and my own band does the same so i can't judge) but i wonder where that line is where yes it sounds good but it's not original. there's a difference between straight up copying and having bands inspire your own sound. we'll see how long this trend lasts. not hating, just questioning. as long as they do it right i don't mind!
ok here's the playlist.....
Love as Laughter - Konny and Jim
Smog - Hit the Ground Running
The Clientele - (I Can't Seem To) Make You Mine
Elizabeth Harper - Rock Like a Baby
The Smiths - Oscillate Wildly
George Harrison - I'd Have You Anytime
Beat Happening - Crashing Through
Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul (Part One)
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
No Age - Semi-Sorted
Double Dagger - The Lie/The Truth
Roger & the Tempests - Bad Bad Way
Misfits - AngelFuck
The Mangles - Don't Lie
The Jazz Butcher - Lot 49
Bauhaus - Third Uncle
New Order - Dreams Never End