Today, Iâ€™m featuring two bands that deserve mentions but I’m so backed up with stuff that I just can’t write up a full post for each of them.
Two guitars, one drumkit, and a singer round out the crew behind the navel-gazing album, The Chemistry That Keeps Us Together. Itâ€™s the bandâ€™s second record, full of jangly, atmospheric, extended jams, reverb and drug references, and airy vocals. I really enjoyed
listening to the album, even if nothing here stayed with me long afterwards. I imagine The Purrs put on a great live show.
For fans of: Luna, The Church, The Laâ€™s.
Based only on the name, I thought I was getting ready to hear some alt-country, but that was the farthest thing from the truth. Colin Stetson has played with legends like Tom Waits, Sinead O’Connor, Burning Spear and Medeski, Martin, and Wood. Heâ€™s also playing several wind instruments on the Arcade Fire tour. His new album, New History Warfare: Volume 1, is full of quirky instrumentals. On Aagoo Records.