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Friday, March 5, 2010
Very interesting. A day after I ramble on about Modest Mouse's Isaac Brook et al, what should appear in my inbox? An e-mail about his latest project, Mimicking Birds. He's not in the band ... but he co-produced their new self-titled album in his home studio. It's now available on his label, Glacial Pace Recordings.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Here's another song of the day ... (that's three today, if anyone's keeping count) ... Ellie Goulding and Erik Hassle's acoustic cover of Robyn's exquisite Be Mine. Uh oh, now I have to find the original video ... which always makes me feel like I'm 15 and in throes of unrequited love. Yuck.
Two tracks in less than eight hours? Absolutely, considering I've neglected this blog for months, I'm allowed to fudge the rules. (What rules, I'm not exactly sure.)
Anyhow ... I don't know much about Man/Miracle, but this song is a definite keeper. I haven't had a chance to listen to their full album ... my stacks of CDs and invisible piles of digital downloads seem to keep growing and growing. How can anyone keep up with 'em all?
Here's another segue from The Shins ... James Mercer is good friends with Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse. Guitarist Johnny Marr was a temporary Mouse ... but, of course, he's better known for his work with The Smiths ... which also featured bassist Andy Rourke, who now works as a DJ for Xfm in Manchester, England.
He'll be spinning tonight at Brixx Bar & Grill, 10030 102nd Street. Doors open at 8 p.m. Upstairs, Champion will be performing in The Starlite Room.
One of my fave Rourke bassline (and Smiths song):