@Chambord_ro, I don’t know that I see Sleigh Bells as a replacement for The White Stripes, but I do like where their new album is going.
Do you like Alison Mosshart? The Dead Weather, or—my favorite—The Kills? From their most recent:
I’ve been getting into Band of Skulls new album:
@DownByLaw: Yeah, The Kills too. I mean they’re not in the same league as TWS (neither SB is, at least yet) but that was my point: I seem to have a penchant for this boy-meets-girl combos. Even if they’re stylistically different, they’re bound somehow by the minimalist approach of a “mad couple” vs. The World [aaargh, when did I become so freakin romantic ? :)) must be getting old]. I remember when I first found out about TWS I was like: Wow, a rock band with only two members, ex-husband and wife, how cool is that !!
and all that’s harsh and wrong / in my life melts into one sweet song / and my love spreads wings like a glad bird / flying over the road
and then drunk with this joy of singing / I forget myself / and call you “my friend”
Chambord_ro, yeah, I listen to a lot of boy and girl combos too and also across a lot of styles. The Kills, Keep Shelly in Athens, The Raveonettes, Phantogram, Sleigh Bells, and Cults don’t really have anything else in common do they?
You’re mentioning of “minimalist approach” reminded me of seeing The Raveonettes at Coachella 2010. Various Europeans didn’t show up because that Iceland volcano wiped out lots of flights. But Sune and Sharin really wanted to come, so they got there via some rather roundabout flying and maybe trains too. They couldn’t bring the rest of the band that way so it was just the two of them on stage. They traded around playing guitar, bass, and drums and put on a fantastic show.
Going to see The Ting Tings soon. Here’s “We Walk”:
DOWNBYLAW — LOVE that Band of Skulls song. I know what album I’ll be listening to for the rest of this fine weekend :)
In the meantime, here’s some Extra Classic:
@Josh—well, always glad to help. You know that expectations game you play if you wait for a long time for a favorite band to come out with its sophomore album? Well, I needn’t have worried; this is exactly the album I wanted from Band of Skulls. I’m expecting this will one of my top favorites for the year.
The first time I heard the song “Impossible” from their first album, I had this odd feeling that was halfway between “have I been listening to this song my whole life?” and “I really should have been listening to this song my whole life!” or maybe it was “this is perfectly right, so how could it not exist before?” Anyway, one of those wonderfully weird experiences of a music fan.
Oh, and the song:
Good job on the Extra Classic, too. I had not heard of them, but I see now that they are San Francisco, so I should get some chances to hear them now that I know to be looking.
@Ultra Kebab, that Weekend Wolves is good.
So “Bruiser” is now probably my favorite album from The Duke Spirit. Couldn’t pick a song, though, so you want two?
Here’s one side of Liela Moss:
And here’s another:
found it in a charity shop last week:
Been listening to this album many times…
Possibly the greatest song ever recorded, or least – possibly the greatest Nico song ever recorded.
Super Lovely in Hebrew
DOWBYLAW — That band sounds awesome. I’ll definitely be checking them out… the only problem is that I’ve been hooked on that new Band of Skulls album all week and can’t seem to listen to anything else!