Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pushed some words out

Parlovr - Pen To The Paper

Galloping like a horse down the grey streets watching the clouds with colours like bruises in the sky.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

One should never forget that there are wonders we haven't seen yet

[here; via here]

Just when I thought I was immune to abbreviated cutesy songs with chants and life-affirming lyrics, this comes along to shatter all my illusions. This just drips sugar straight into my ears, its pop hooks dive deep into me pulling out my glee with a gasp and wide eyes. HOLY SHIT THIS IS FUN. I just got back from the coast, where I spun this quite a bit, with my friends, you know, skipping down the beach holding hands, singing outloud, wearing rose-tinted sunglasses and stuff. I don't know if anyone's ever told you this before, but your skin looks like it's made of gold.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Nowhere to go while our bodies glow

[sorry, lost the source]

[Merriweather Post Pavillion]

Fire of emotions shiver and dance at the corners of my vision like stained glass windows with a sunset behind them. This record is perfect. This song is perfect. The heat is perfect - oppressive, I can hardly breathe. We walk down a hill, feet slapping on the bitumen, skin glowing. A friend comes over, we sit on the cool tiles drinking cold beer, tapping our feet, you know, there's no where I'd rather be. The sun peeps through and I swear everything's melting. There's a storm coming and you're all sweat and smiles. Put your hand on my chest, my heart beats in time with the music.

Friday, January 2, 2009

To inspire devotion

[a friend's picture]

Beaches - Sandy

I can get really proud of my favourite bands, like in the way a parent is proud of their children, if I feel I have some common roots or they're somwhat of an underdog. Like Cut Copy, for instance, being an Australian band, I pumped my fist in the air when they made the top ten for Pitchfork's Albums of the Year for 2008, or Electrelane or Vivian Girls, being such a success and all girls bands that I actually listen to, makes me grin and want to pat them on head and send them off further into the world.

Beaches make me proud as pie, an all girls band and they're from Melbourne, and obviously, they're awesome (or I wouldn't be posting them here). Despite having the most un-Googleable name ever, these girls play with such intensity, timelessness and glee - huge, rousing guitars, 60s beach punk vibes, loud bass and drums - all driving towards some great end. While they, and their music, is beautiful and mysterious you can still tell they're having fun, they're enjoying this just as much as you are, smiling into their shouts [how much do you love "san - DY!"?!], posing all serious while playing that killer riff, pulling out that ripper beat just as you toss your head back - the way you laugh and show off when you know you're winning a race - cause, you know, you're all winning, no one else comes close.

[myspace - buy Beaches]

Brisbane, watch out, these babes are cruising through on 6th March for Summer Tones with High Places (!!!), Dan Deacon, Lawrence Arabia and the Ruby Suns.