Josh, yeah I was counting on you to like that. I read an interview where Aimee Nash said she didn’t like the direction the rest of The Morning After Girls wanted to go. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I don’t like the post-Nash TMAG album near as much as the first one that was made with her. I do, however, love what she’s doing with The Black Ryder. The Black Ryder wrapped up their tour in October and are supposedly working on a second album. So maybe there are more good things to come.
I’ve got a lot of Scandinavian bands in my music considering that there really aren’t very many people in Scandinavia. On a lark I thought I would look at the other Nordic countries and found this Icelandic band:
So maybe I should look now and see who might be from the Faroe Islands…
Kurt, I like that Grimes. I see she will be playing out here next month, so I think I’ll start listening to her and see if I want to go.
DOWNBYLAW — Good to hear there will be another album coming. So you just found that Icelandic band? Sweet, I like it. SIgur Rós is another great band from Iceland.
Josh, yeah, just found it. It was a successful hunt, I think. Hmm, I haven’t listened to SIgur Rós very much and not recently. But now that I look, I see that they plan to release another album this year and go on tour, so it might be a good time to pay them more attention.
@ DOWNBYLAW, thanks for posting this song, l’m liking it, so cool :) and didn’t know for them before :) since you’re interested in music from Iceland, try with this (but, yeah, Sigur Ros is still my fav from Iceland)
Dirtybee, thanks for that tip. I listened to several múm songs and liked all that I heard.
I was thinking about killing myself, and then I heard this song. Arlene Smith sings of a pain so truly felt that every word is like a thorn in the side, but her voice is strong enough to carry both our worries.
Maybe if I pray every night, you’ll come back to me / and maybe if I cry every day, you’ll come back to stay
And… switching to totally NEW WAVE… :D
The Stranglers – Golden Brown
Elizabeth Cotten – Shake Sugaree
Everyone can use more Elizabeth Cotten. Her granddaughter is singing.
and this next one is a close acquaintance of mine from Austin, TX and he is blowing up right now.
Only Neil Hannon could make such a depressing song sound so bright and cheerful.
“Can you feel the sadness in our love / it’s the only kind we’re worthy of”