Archive for October, 2010
I’m your prostitute, you gon’ get some”
I guess I’m initially annoyed that I’m being accused of soliciting a prostitute. It’s slightly less insulting that the prostitute is an easy-on-the-eyes, internationally reknowned singer but I’m still having trouble coming to terms with it. Lykke Li asks the big questions; Can she outdo Emiliana Torrini’s Jungle Drum? Why are there so many phenomenal Swedish musicians? Does whorepop exist as a genre?
Lykke Li – Get Some
Sydney based rapper (don’t stop reading here, I know this doesn’t bode well, but stay with me) Miracle is an 18 year old, Ghanean born character who just finished his HSC. He sampled Pete Murray’s Better Days for a high school assignment (that much I learnt from Who The Hell blog) but it’s his version of Angus and Julia Stone’s Big Jet Plane that got me all frazzled.
Hear more tracks here.
“the self-absorbed musical equivalent of having 12 browsers open at the same time”. That’s just one of the things that Pitchfork had to say about Man Alive, the debut album from Everything Everything. I don’t even think they meant it as a positive though, which is just baffling. In fact I know they didn’t mean it as a positive since they gave them a scorching 3.2/10. Ouch. Luckily, my readership is on par with Pitchfork and I’m going to negate that poor review with a rating of 12 stars. That’s HEAPS of stars. I haven’t heard the album yet (and if it doesn’t arrive soon I’ll be leaving some negative eBay feedback) but if this one track is anything to go off it should be a positive experience.
Everything Everything – My Kz Ur Bf
Also, I’d be remiss not to mention that Katie Brown recommended I listen to these cats at least 11 years ago. I didn’t pay attention because I’m simple.
The Wedding Band – Thumper
It’s only available as a tour EP at this point but I’m sure they’ll release it onto iTunes eventually. They always do.
When Tommy told me that he had a secret mission for me I was understandably sceptical. Especially since the last “secret mission” left me 40 dollars out of pocket and bound to a telegraph pole. This one would be more simple he said. I just had to write one post for Sound Doctrine about a track I loved. So here I am, Sam Manchester, currently in the act of guest posting.
This is the most involved I’ve been with Sound Doctrine since sharing with Tommy Cee-Lo Green’s cover of Band of Horses, or the new Sufjan EP [which made us all delighted (people); wordplay!]. Or even when Tommy and I were brainstorming names for his blog – I suggested “tommy faith’s music blog” or “the sound of music” but he took it in a different direction (did he make the right decision? you be the judge).
And now i’ve got some more gold for you! Melpo Mene! They’re an “indie pop” band from Stockholm, Sweden. Their name Mel•pom•e•ne is from mythology meaning “the Muse of tragedy” so you already know they’ll agree with your polaroids and typewriter lifestyle.
Snakes and Lions is their best song; long vocals with clean acoustic and some jonny buckland-esq high points on the electric guitar. If you get it and listen to it while you’re driving I don’t know how you can not be pleased with the results.
Melpo Mene – Snakes and Lions
they also have a great (live) cover of Kids by MGMT
This has been Sam Manchester, guest posting for The Sound (of Music) Doctrine