The New Needs Friends
by Dan
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Little Wings - "Gone Again"

Shhhhhhhhhhhh....lie down. See the ceiling? Feel the still heat? Hear the quiet? This song's for me, and this paper airplane's for you. Written on the paper is a contract between you and the person who catches it. You can toss it at whoever you choose, and then you're set for life. You can either toss at it your long-term boyfriend, or you can let it go up high in a stadium and see who you get. You can mail it to someone famous, though I wouldn't recommend it. But for now, in the still heat, the quiet, looking up at the ceiling, I'm about to fall asleep (I roll, watch out) because I'm tired from imagining all the ways to find out you chose me. [Pre-Order]

Mannequin Men - "22nd Century"

I was hoping something on the new Fresh Rot would stand out enough to be worth telling you about, because Mannequin Men have a lot going for them. The last piece they were missing was just to appeal to me. And here they've done it, with a beat like a mountain range, and a tambourine like a natural snaking river, and vocals like an indication of harmony. You know, like humans needs oxygen and trees needing carbon dioxide, that kind of indication. And I love it because it evokes in me a feeling that something you want is just out of reach. Of all the centuries left in time, the 22nd is the one that's just out of my reach. [more]


My review of Captivity is up at The Movie Binge. That movie depressed me so much I had to stay to watch Ratatouille after it. THAT was fantastic.

Posted by Dan at July 17, 2007 4:07 PM

That second song really has just the right amount of "oomph," as if it's something so indescribable only Dan could do so.

Posted by Sean at July 18, 2007 11:54 AM

Little Wings is silent enthusiasm.

Posted by Kyle at July 18, 2007 2:06 PM

fuck your advanced copies....
Is BUBBLE JACKET (or a song that should be titled "Bubble Jacket" but is not) on the album??!?!?!?!?!!?

Posted by david b at July 18, 2007 4:21 PM

The Genterman

Posted by sopida at July 28, 2007 11:52 AM

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