by Dan
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Les Angles Morts - "What's Real Summer"

Three ways to wake up: i) alone ii) together iii) alone. Such are the three parts of this song. And in that way it reminds me of a mini "Blueberry Boat" (the song, not the album). This whole album makes me write lyrics in my head, but not, like, English words, more like general impressions of feelings, that I immediately try to apply to my life, in the same way I do with lyrics (but from me, they oddly seem more imperative). So for this song, it's like an unintelligible growling, but I get the sense that they're trying to say we're never going to go home (that feeling + the recurring wave-melody = BB). So kudos to LAM for creating such emotional music in a really novel way. If this is some sort of extremely small (but filled with potential) sub-genre*, I think Les Angles Morts are currently the best.

Two of my friends are making visuals to go along with another song on this album ("Kaleidoscope", for those of you as quick to buy as me). I told them they should tell the band.

go see them sunday at sneaky dee's at 10pm, if you live here

*I can think of Need New Body and that's about it



Josephine Foster and the Supposed - "Worried and Sorry"

I live in Toronto now. I moved last week. I'm sure lots of you are aware of the hate-hate relationship that Montreal and Toronto have, so it's hard to like both of them at the same time; you have to keep it a secret. Faking loyalty to everyone, playing both sides against the other, until eventually we can trick everyone into loving everyone else. Anyway, I was in Montreal for a last weekend weekend last, and I had to use Monica's stupid computer, which I'm pretty sure plays this song on loop. But it's lucky, 'cause it turns out this song is exactly the heartbreaker my broken heart was looking for. Ms. Foster's warbly loon-voice is at first objectionable, but quickly endearing, and then just downright perfect and irreplaceable. I never want to get up. I just want to lie in this mud puddle all day.

This is from her first album All the Leaves are Gone, and I have yet to hear her new one, Hazel Eyes, but I'll let you know soon.

[Buy either]


also: I received a late entry in the contest today. I know it can't win anything, but I thought it was so awesome, I wanted to share it with you.

artist: Tim

Posted by Dan at May 13, 2005 1:09 AM

Just a streetcar away. See you Sunday.

and thanks for the songs.

Posted by Anonymous at May 13, 2005 9:22 AM

tims entry is A-W-E-S-O-M-E... HEYDAN!

Posted by Miguel at May 13, 2005 12:00 PM

Not sure what I think of the samples on Locust Music about the new (solo) Josephine Foster. A large part of my love for the Born Heller and Suppose records were, well, the other half of Born Heller, and the band called The Suppose. Not sure if she can carry it for me on her own... let us know how it is!

And Tim - that's a bee-youutiful logo!

Posted by Sean at May 13, 2005 1:49 PM

Les Angles Morts, thanks for the synths. Real summer is just over the fence at that pool on the side of Mount Royal.

Posted by zachary at May 14, 2005 1:32 PM

Inspired by your post on the Supposed I posted a song by the Children's hour, one of Josephine Fosters older projects that I feel is an often overlooked jem.

I think Vancouver and Toronto have a Hate-Hate relationship also....But with all my friends moving there I'm starting to soften on it. It also helps when I try to not think of the two words my friend used to describe Toronto a few days prior to his move there "Duplicitious Motherfucker".

Posted by jay at May 15, 2005 2:18 AM

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