Tuesday, September 06, 2005



It's Been a Porno Kind of Day

Neko Case

Carl Newman


For some reason, I've been listening to the New Pornographers (or some variation thereof) most of the day. Must be the fact that Neko and Carl are so hot.
What!?
Neko's gorgeous! And Carl ... well, he's not exactly a poster boy for Hot Rock Stud magazine, is he? But, goddammit, that man writes insanely catchy songs!
New Pornographer songs (all written by Carl) are so much fun they should be illegal. At the first few listens I didn't love Twin Cinema as much as I do Mass Romantic, but that can be a very good thing. More staying power if the infatuation starts off slowly.
Carl's solo album, The Slow Wonder, is way too short - I listened to it 1 1/2 times on the way in to work today - but that's my only complaint. That, and I can't get the damn songs out of my head.
And what can you say about Neko's voice? She has one of the most powerful and compelling voices in rock (and country). We should definitely make her an honourary Canadian. If you've never done so, you need to listen to Furnace Room Lullaby, and listen up good.

Then go out and buy:

  • The Slow Wonder - AC Newman
  • Furnace Room Lullaby - Neko Case
  • Mass Romantic - The New Pornographers
  • Twin Cinema - The New Pornographers

BUY MUSIC, you cheap bastards

2 comments:

Rupert said...

favourite twin cinema song:
.streets of fire

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I haven't really settled on a favourite from Twin Cinema yet - Singing Spanish Techno really catches my ear, but I can never get enough of My Slow Descent into Alcoholism from Mass Romantic.

BTW I can't get your Cry Electrum link to play - I'll try some other methods.