Friday, September 09, 2011
Battles: My Machines (w/ Gary Numan)
Gloss Drop by Battles has been achieving a respectable level of press following the acclaim that 2007’s Mirrored received. My opinion being humble as ever, Gloss Drop is good, not great. Saying that, “My Machines,” featuring Gary Numan, is one of my favorite tracks on the album and not just for its use of Numan to carry it out. There’s a good amount of droning energy that I enjoy, the campy electro-keys that amplify the song’s persistence and, of course, John Stanier, himself as automatic and precise as any machine.
The video’s kind of stupid, (seriously, how difficult is it to walk on an escalator), but here it is.
Letters From A Tapehead
New Selections — Death Valley Girls, Saturn and the Sun, Eiko Ishibashi, Hekla, The Soft Moon, An Eagle in your Mind, J Mascis, Cripple Bastards, Pig Destroyer
Some new singles and others I've been meaning to post. Enjoy. Death Valley Girls : " More Dead " (via Stereo Sanctit...
Boston area label, I Heart Noise , will be reissuing Tommy Bell , a highly obscure indie rock album from Boston's own, Turkish Deligh...
As a manifesto for change, there's something interestingly similar to Charlie Haden 's Liberation Music Orchestra I hear with &quo...