You Could Beat Him With A Brick, Saul
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If the Magnetic Fields had been asked by Said the Gramophone to write a Hallowe'en song for us to post today, they would have written Neil Gaiman's "Bloody Sunrise". But Neil Gaiman would have already written it, and submitted it, pretending to be Magnetic Fields, but in that way that you have to start by looking up before you climb. In any case, it's here now, and it's for all of you who are just putting on a zombie movie and having a fire and handing out candy to lonely little happy kids in the evening. [off the new and wonderful Lifted Brow compilation (more below)]
I think it's always Hallowe'en in the Jumbling Towers mansion. It's such an endless supply of fantastic creeping and crawling and slinking and sliding music. With flashing-eye flourishes full of teeth and face paint. I wonder what the singer is going to be dressed as tonight. I would guess an animal, like a wolf or a pig, whose first conscious thought (before self-awareness) is performance art. Or some obscure real-life pirate who, if you knew the story, you'd look at him and say "yeah, that's exactly the right costume, and that's terrifying." [free incredible EP]
The Lifted Brow is a biannual magazine based in Melbourne. With their most recent issue comes a 2 CD set with some really great stuff on it, including the first CD kicked off by a gorgeous and haunting song by our own Jordan's band The Cay. Go see.Posted by Dan at October 31, 2008 5:33 PM
that compilation looks amazing!!