what i'm listening to – july 2009

July 22, 2009 under Music

July is the marriage month and I have two weddings to go to; I’m the best man in one of them and wife is the maid of honour in the other. Does this mean my tunes taste has turned to wistful songs of love and devotion?

Friendly FiresFriendly Fires
Funky and tuneful with a splash of shoegaze. Hip wedding receptions would play some tracks off this album to get people to kick off their shoes and spaz out on the dance floor; “On Board” (made famous by the original Wii Fit TV commercial) at the very least.

The HorrorsPrimary Colours
The Cure + Bauhaus + My Bloody Valentine = The Horror’s Primary Colours; that’s the best way for me to describe it.

The Most Serene Republic…And the Ever Expanding Universe
Grandiose songs for a hip romantic comedy. Too bad “hip” and “romantic comedy” are mutually exclusive. With love, from Milton, ON.

The Rural Alberta AdvantageHometowns
A friend of mine knows the folks in this band and gushed about them for so long, I gave in. Turns out, he’s right. Bedroom rock with big ambitions.

WilcoWilco (The Album)
Wilco, Wilco, Wilco will love you, baby. Need I say more?

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