I’m pretty sure ol’ Damon Albarn is up there for one of the most prolific artists around. This is one of his side projects, The Good, The Bad And The Queen, a collaborative effort with Danger Mouse and a couple other fellas. It’s a great album, got a real good chill-out vibe, though I do feel like playing poker and walking around the Wellington waterfront after listening to it. Incidentally, this song is the Tide track for the week: “In a tide end town”. Lots of intriguing noise nuances on the album, good for headphones is what I’m saying.
The Good, The Bad And The Queen – Northern Whale
I’m not quite sure what’s happening here but I have both the time and the inclination to post something up. What I didn’t have was something in mind, so I trawled through my old music and found this, an album from many years ago which takes me right back to some of my flatting days in Wellington. It’s kinda weird to revisit actually. This is electronic/ambient stuff, slightly reminiscent of Lights Out Asia mixed with a little bit of Detritus. Off the self titled album from 2007.
Boy Is Fiction – BiF vs 307
I’m a huge fan of this song, something about the relative simplicity of it and those positive lyrics really works for me. Unfortunately it has one of the more boring music videos I’ve seen. I really expected more from ol Maynard. So don’t ruin your experience of the music by watching the video. Please don’t. Just put it on and listen.
Puscifer – Momma Sed
This tune shuffled on today and seeing as it had the same title as the last song I posted, well I enjoyed that novelty so thought I’d put it up as a comparison. It’s these guys, you know, The Shins!
The Shins – Phantom Limb
One of my favourite songs. I’d never seen the video till now but it’s got entertainment value alright. Don’t you hate those days after a rough night where you wake up with a timer on your chest, god the number of times it’s happened to me! Awesome album too, War Stories, check it out if you don’t know it, many good songs with lots of awesome guest artists.
UNKLE – Burn My Shadow (feat. Ian Astbury)
Damn it, I totes forgot my anatomy theme last week, guess I’ll have to cram 2 into this week. I’m gonna get the jump on the first one now. It’s Sea Wolf with a cruisy number from his 2007 album Leaves In The River. Anatomy reference: Lungs.
Sea Wolf – The Cold, The Dark, and The Silence
Our next entry in the Anatomy series. This song ended up covering both Muscle and Skin (and bones too if you really want). Good old crazy Björk.
Björk – I See Who You Are