Posts Tagged ‘Baroness’

Almost an overload of new music today.  Listening to so much good stuff that sorting out and finding homes for it could be a challenge.

Today’s blog post has some guitar rock, some fuzz, some quality stuff.

First up… Alberta Cross.  I was convinced these bros were Canadian… ALBERTA! But the principle is a Swede living in Brooklyn.  of course.

Bossman Johnny sent me a link to the song “ATX.”

Alberta Cross – “ATX”

Download MP3 >> Alberta Cross – ATX

Catchy, guitar rocker.

Zone writer Caleb turned me on to this Southern sludge metal band Baroness.  A band of grown-ups, with kids and life and responsibilities now living in Philadelphia. Their new double album Yellow and Green was just Best New Music’d by Pitchfork and the songs I’ve heard are mighty.

Baroness – “Take My Bones Away”

Download MP3 >> Baroness – Take My Bones Away

I don’t listen to a ton of metal these days… but when I listen to hard rock I prefer the super fuzz.  And some boogie.  And a band that borrows a name from a GI Joe smoke show.

Everything I’ve heard from Baroness so far is quality.  This might have to be a record I invest in.

The record review talks about wanting to listen to the double record in its entirety… and though it may be hard to get Coral onside during our family road trip, I imagine there will be a time, late, when Coral will go to sleep and I’ll be cruising over the Rockies or across the Plains and I’ll get to hit play on this album.

Oh.Ma.Gawd…. another post about fuzz rock band.  I know.  But I can’t get enough of this shit right now.  And produced by The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach… how could I not hit play on Nashville’s JEFF The Brotherhood.

Two interesting things happened to me today that made this record pop out to me in the sea of internet nonsense…

01) During our music meeting today at The Zone I said, “rock and roll should be made by ugly people.”  And JEFF the Brotherhood are beautifully ugly. I see the pictures and graphics of this band and think, I like these guys.

02) I called Coral the sweetest Peach today.  Who says that?  People sick in the brain, that’s who…  then I hit go! on the song “Leave Me Out” from their album Hypnotic Nights… first line… “Pretty as peach…”


JEFF the Brotherhood – “Leave Me Out”

Download MP3 >> Jeff the Brotherhood – Leave Me Out

Now I’ll always think of Coral when I hear this song which will quickly make it a favourite.  I’ll slot this album into my playlist with Cloud Nothings, Japandroids and classic Dinosaur Jr… Fuzzy, poppy… Pitchfork compared them a bit to Weezer.  Yeah, maybe.  Its got the hooks and simple sing-song rhymes.

That’s that.

Go with yourself.

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