I hope you've been enjoying doing things under your own volition so as to be fresh and ready to Do What I Tell You Do and listen to this song by School of Seven Bells, a band I'd never heard of until I downloaded some of their songs from some blogs, and which is a band formed by people who left two other bands I'd also never heard of. (Well, one of them, Secret Machines, was a band I'd heard of but never listened to, does that count?) The songs are dreamy and a little distorted in a My Bloody Valentine vein, but with sweet two-part harmonies driving the songs instead of crushing guitars. I haven't bought as many albums this year as I usually do, but of the ones I have, this is a standout.
School of Seven Bells, "Half Asleep" (click through for download link)
Buy School of Seven Bells' "Alpinisms".
Now that you've been lulled into a state of bliss with that little number, might I also suggest wandering over to Calendar Geeks to purchase yourself a 2008 calendar, featuring Lorinne as June's Knitting Geek and me as the offscreen voice of the cameraman saying "Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Now toss your head back and smile! You're a star, baby, a star!"Posted by Francis at 03:31 PM