4.27.2006

You know you're getting old when...

...there's apparently enough distance between you and the music you loved in college to make it alright for a new indie band to name themselves after a Belle & Sebastian song. Don't bother listening to the tunes at Dylan in the Movies' internet home. They don't sound a damn thing like Sinister-era B&S, let alone any other era. The fact that they distracted me with their petty theft of a great tune's title means that these Bostoners should be forced to drive to my home and dust off my record collection, free of charge.

There's also a local band that's now calling themselves Watery Domestic, a nod to the excellent Pavement EP of the same name from 1992. Again, I'm not getting my hopes up that they'll be channeling vintage Pavement, cause we all know that you could fill up a New Jersey landfill with the corpses of bands that have tried, and failed, to pull that off.

In other news, Yo La Tengo's new album, Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics, got a poor review in today's Fork. If you don't know the story behind the music (bwahaha), Tengo annually performs live on the always-enjoyable WFMU during the radio station's fundraising drive. The catch: they do covers, as requested by the folks listenin' in. So the band has no idea what to expect, and neither do the listeners. Reviewer Joe Tangari pegs the record as more of a comedy album than a rock record, and says the record's 30 songs are difficult to make it through in one sitting. Whatever. I'm buying it just to hear them butcher the baseball standard "Meet the Mets" as well as The Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner" (which they apparently do quite well). Oh, and Archie Bell & the Drells' "Tighten Up"!

1 comment:

Don Gerard said...

The Greedy Loves named themselves after their own song...What's up with that?