Saturday, February 14, 2015
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #459
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JEFFREY MORGAN'S MEDIA BLACKOUT #459.63!
Charlap & Sandy Stewart - Love Is Here To Stay
(Blue Note) :: Sparse solo piano and sultry chanteuse singing that'll transform your dire digs into a smoky nightclub circa
1957. Ashtray and coaster not included.
Circa Survive - Juturna (Equal Vision) :: Swirling spastic
spin-dizzy songs that'll haunt your hovel for hours. Gravol and Imitrex not included.
Death From Above 1979 - Romance Bloody
Romance: Remixes And B Sides (Last Gang) :: Nothing like releasing a fast-buck career-stalling
remix album that exposes how paper-thin your abrasive retardo-distorto-techno NIN shtick really is. Originality and... Aw,
Man Man - Six Demon Bag (Ace Fu) :: Remember that drag musical in Escape From New York? Well, so does this Tom Waits meets Frank
New York Dolls - Too Little Too Late (Roadrunner) :: Just kidding. I hope.
The Perms - Better
Days (Hugtight) :: A power-pop band with a horny horn section and leering lead singers
who sound like Leon Russell and Randy Newman is a great idea whose time has come today.
Sonic Syndicate - Eden Fire (Nettwerk) :: Now here's something new: rock songs based on the book of Revelations.
The Beatles - "Revolution 9" (Apple) :: Something
The Beatles - "Helter Skelter"
(Apple) :: They invented screamo, too.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: The
Beatles - The Beatles (Apple) :: This murky mishmash is a sunken slice of seismic miasma that begins with a Beach Boys parody ("Back
In The USSR") and penultimates with the above-noted nine minute John Cage meets William S. Burroughs tape collage before
tucking you in at the end with a sincere children's lullaby ("Good Night"). If you really wanna know why it's called
The White Album, next time focus on its latent spirituality.
Be seeing you!