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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 :::

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I went to see Wolf Parade in concert last week. It was a terrific show, and of course I added to my concert T-shirt collection, most of which is virtually unwearable, but whatever. The ladies directly in front of us decided to dance in a way that is wholly inappropriate to any Wolf Parade song I've ever heard, and the reaction of the crowd around them was perfectly articulated in the blank stare of the girl behind them:

I miss my online jukebox where I could play all the exciting new music I'm listening to, but my webhost was choking on it so I'm forced to look for a better solution. In the meantime, I will take this opportunity to list out the upcoming CD releases that I am practically shitting myself for, in case anyone cares. This will also help solidify my music-snob pedigree, I'm sure:

1. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
It already has leaked online, and I already love it.

2. Emily Haines - Knives Don't Have Your Back
The lead singer of Metric finally goes solo. She's like the Gwen Stefani of the alternative rock world. Wait, that's the worst analogy ever. Regardless, it's going to be an amazing CD, trust me.

3. Andrew Bird -?
I'd be more excited for this if it had a release date. But apparently he finished recording it months ago. If it sounds anything like the new songs he's been playing in concert lately, it's going to be my favorite of the year.

4. Scissor Sisters - Ta-dah
Shut up, they're fun. Go eff yourself if you think otherwise.

5. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Even Before the Ship Sank
Only because Johnny Marr has officially joined the band and I'm curious.

6. Swan Lake - Beast Moans
Members from Destroyer, The New Pornographers, and Wolf Parade, all wrapped into one. There's also some Frog Eyes in there, but I guess I can't have my cake and eat it, too.

7. Badly Drawn Boy - Born in the U.K.
The first single is a little underwhelming, but still.

8. Augie March - Moo You Bloody Choir
One of the most underrated bands of all time released a CD in Australia earlier this year that I just can't seem to get my hands on.

Other good albums, recently released: The Long Winters, The Junior Boys, TV on the Radio. Who among you can challenge my musical snobbery? Step up and declare yourself.

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you win.

i still like coldplay sometimes. i got nothin. it's not my fault, i will honestly sit through just about anything.

By Blogger the other sarah, at 12:11 AM  

I'm with you on the Decemberists... and v. looking forward to Scissor Sisters (no matter what anyone says) and Modest Mouse.

I'll keep my ears peeled on these other releases.

Sad to see/hear the jukebox go. When will there be a youtube/vimeo for sound?

By Blogger glass, at 1:15 AM  

if you really want the augie march album real bad like, i can get my folks to send it from australia to you. wow, the things i do for people i don't even know. kudos to you for liking an obscure aussie band, they're even a little obscure in aus still, sadly.

By Blogger Ems, at 1:54 AM  

ems - liking obscure bands and watching people give you blank stares when you say their name is what makes people "cool" in America.

And this isn't that hard to find:

It converts to just under $16 bucks american.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:27 AM  

Good ol Johhny Marr, I love him so very much. But man he has to be like twice the age of the rest of the band.

By Blogger elcynic, at 5:28 PM  

You are certainly the biggest music snob I know.

By Blogger Trekgeekscott, at 4:21 PM  


*collapses in mouth-frothing ecstasy*

By Anonymous june, at 5:59 PM  

ahh but do you like the new razorlight? how about the new futureheads or the new hot chip?

By Blogger Bahraini Rants, at 8:35 AM  

Scissor Sisters are the best ones for me :D Baste me if you want :-P

By Anonymous Melissa, at 6:46 AM  

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