My love of Saddle Creek bands is well documented, so it should come as no surprise that I enjoy Big Thief. Their debut album, Masterpiece, is out today.
My copy of the deluxe reissue of Apologies To The Queen Mary arrived on the same day that Wolf Parade released a new EP, their first material since Expo 86 (2010). When Dan Boeckner was in Sioux Falls with his band Operators, he told me he'd like to bring his other bands back, like Divine Fits and Wolf Parade. I'm crossing my fingers that he stays true to his word.
Whether it's with Man Man or Mister Heavenly, Ryan Katner has a gift for writing hooks. Now Katner is bringing his songwriting talents, signature gravely voice, and sense of humor to his own solo project under his usual moniker, Honus Honus.
It's hard to believe that The Strokes have been releasing music for 15 years. My earliest and fondest memory of The Strokes involved creating a desktop background for our family computer using the lyrics from "Last Nite." I'm sure my parents appreciated the poetry.
The latest songs from The Strokes come in the form of a three-song EP called Future Present Past. "OBLIVIOUS" is one of those songs.