For the sake of convenience/space/cost,
I buy most music online now. Upside: I can get 6 albums for like 30 bucks. Downside: It’s just digital numbers in a box & not a real thing with a inlay that I can smell & fold/unfold compulsively, therefore verifying its realness to me. Anywhey, I spent my monthly self-allowance the other day & got this music (on eMusic…):
-Speaking of Saddle Creek, I also bought a Tim Kasher single (& b-side) that was originally a 7”. But of course, digital is inevitable these days. Delirium Tantrums (& it’s b-side) is totally worth the $1 it cost.
-The NEW Veronica Falls album, Waiting For Something to Happen. It’s like the 50’s, 60’s, 80’s, 90’s & now’s all wrapped into a shimmery C86 package.
-the NEW Nick Cave/Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away. I haven’t listened to this yet, partly because I’m putting it off until I can enjoy it fully & also probably a little bit because I’m angry that I’m not going to Coachella & they’ll be performing (probably amazingly so). I would REALLY like to go up to San Francisco in early April & see them (with opener SHARON VAN ETTEN, are you SERIOUS? [yes]), but I don’t know if that’s going to happen either. It might. Would probably drive. Dunno. But yeah, I’ll be checking this album out soonly.
-Two (2!) Low albums, 99’s Secret Name & 2011’s C’mon. This group has a pretty hefty catalog, so I’m only now moving beyond the 2 albums I’m already familiar with of theirs. They burn slow (as in -core) & cool (as in -cool). I need to buy everything they’ve ever recorded as a band.
-Finally started buying Sparks albums, for my computer. Got Kimono My House, which I have on record already (but hadn’t listened to all that much [as with most of my vinyl]). Oh & they’re doing Coachella too. I feel like the more I listen to them, the more they’re gonna become my biggest regret for not getting tickets. If anyone reads this & goes to stupid Palm Springs in stupid April, see this band, please. F’r’me.
-Also got the debut album “Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose”, by Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny. These folks are right up my alley. Shit, they’re probably playing Coachella too, & I didn’t notice it. Nope, just checked. I did buy the new(est) Bat For Lashes last month, though, so, you know…….& cuz she’s/they’re playing…..so…..that’s…hrm. I’ll go next year.
PRETTY GOOD FOR JUST UNDER 30 DOLLARS & NO THIS ISN’T A COMMERCIAL FOR E-MUSIC IT JUST HAPPENED TO TURN OUT THAT WAY & I’M SORT OF ASHAMED ABOUT IT SORRY BUY BUY.