I just spent the whole weekend in my apartment listening to these three artists on repeat:
2) Diamond Doves
3) Shovels and Rope
1) Wilco has a new album out, called "The Whole Love" and it is fucking amazing. The first song, "Art of Almost" is incredibly sexy. My next favorite is "Dawned on Me," which is the musical equivalent of snuggling. "Whole Love" is just well, whole love. I can't stop listening to this whole thing on repeat. Over and over. Alone on the subway. I take special walks just to listen. This album has a track for every different kind of Wilco fan. I am always so amazed at Tweedy and the band's ability to sound completely different all the time. Every avenue they explore musically is exactly the kind of avenue down which I would like to stroll. God, Jeff. You get it right. All I can do is make short declarative statements.
2) I don't know why it took me so long, but I just listened to the Diamond Doves Daytrotter session. I don't so much enjoy their version of The Felice Brother's "Back in the Dancehalls," but I do love everything else. Especially since I have seen them a handful of times live and have been dealing with the fact that the songs are in my head but I could never listen to clear version of any of them until now. As you probably guessed, I love "Endlessly" the best. However, there's a special place in my heart and libido for "Club Night." It's raunchy...but I kinda dig it. "Hey Lady" is just nice and sweet. Did I tell you that when I met Nick Kinsey, he put down his drum to talk to me? That means we're practically engaged, right?
3) I want to be Cary Ann Hearst. Just watch this. Need I say more?
I have literally been listening to all of the above on repeat all weekend. I think my neighbors/roommate must think I'm crazy. Who cares.