Owwww, it’s been quiet in my blog this week. I’ve been super busy drawing all the time. Plus I work all day. So I have the evenings only, in comparison to when I was a ‘student’ and could have blogathons all day. Darn it. I feel so exhausted. Would anyone like to take me on holiday? Ideal holiday would encompass the following things: Scary Mansion, ice cream, Nando’s. Apparently there is only one Nando’s in America and it’s in Washington DC. So. Come on, Scary Mansion in Washington DC. Then I am 2/3rds of the way there, and I figure I can sort ice cream out somewhere along the line (!).
Anyway, the good thing about working full time, besides the monies, is that I get to listen to music all day long while I write about music venues and check photos of Cat Power are actually of Cat Power. My job is pretty good. So, yeah, I get to listen to music all day long with the occasional break. Here are the albums that I’ve listened to since Monday:
The Antlers- Hospice: DAILY! I love this masterpiece.
Soap&Skin- Lovetune For Vacuum: LOVE.
Alessi’s Ark- Notes From The Treehouse: I listen to this every day. It reminds me of Alessi and I like being reminded of Alessi.
Marissa Nadler- Little Hells: I listen to this most days, sometimes several times a day. Sometimes I just get stuck on Rosary for a kazillion plays. But besides that, the whole album is so beautiful.
Fever Ray- Fever Ray: I listened to this before I saw them live and I liked it, but now I love it. I love the ‘we talk about love, we talk about dishwasher tablets‘ line. I hardly imagine Karin, donned in spooky attire, talking about dishwasher tablets.
She Keeps Bees- Nests: Short and sweet! I love them!
A Magical Touch Of Class- Guilty Pleasure: This is also super short, and super sweet. Leah’s voice kills me. It’s good when you find someone who has a voice that does that. The songs are lullaby-esque. I love these songs. I can listen to this over and over and over.
Neva Dinova- Neva Dinova: This is an old favourite that I feel like listening to alot lately. It’s so easy to listen to because every song is brilliant.
Andrew Bird- Noble Beast: LOVE.
Beach House- Devotion: Beach House at Union Chapel. Be ready for something amazing, right there.
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Handsome Furs- Face Control: rockin’.
Marissa Nadler- Songs III: Bird on the Water
Heartless Bastards- The Mountain: I like this alot. More so each time I listen. And it reminds me of Alessi, yay.
Scary Mansion- Every Joke Is Half The Truth: THE NEW SCARY MANSION IS GOING TO BE SO KILLER!
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Sharon Van Etten- Because I Was In Love
Wildbirds & Peacedrums- The Snake: I miss their rhythm alot lately.
Bowerbirds- Upper Air
Bishop Allen- The Broken String
Elliott Smith- Either/Or: I went through a giant Elliott Smith thing a few years ago. I still love these songs so much.
I’m sure I could listen to much more if I wasn’t so hooked on my favourites so hard.