Monday Mix #13

EarthwormThe Statics
I saw these guys the other night and loved it. This was always guaranteed to be the case, seeing as they’re headed by the legendary Patrick Clayton (affectionately known as the K-man), but I was doubly impressed when they turned up and played some great music. This song is a REALLY old demo off their myspace, but it still gives a good idea of what to expect.

The Taste In My MouthShapes and Sizes
I don’t know what it is about this song, but it has completely taken over me. It doesn’t even feel like a song, more like a painful memory, haunting away at me. At the three minute mark….those vocals…..simply surreal. I wouldn’t try hard to like it though. Hide it within a playlist and let it eat away at you as it has done to me. If that’s you sort of thing.

Eyes - Rogue Wave
This song displays an equal beauty, but in a slightly different manner. It is so calm, so unintrusive, that it simply floats through your consciousness. It’s made its way into its fair share of movies and for good reason

Search PartySo Many Dynamos
I probably should have evaluated both this band and this song a little more, but in my haste tonight, they were the first to come to mind. They have a hectic, energetic sound which certainly shows some promise.

Streets Of Your TownThe Go-Betweens
I must admit that despite calling myself an Aussie, I have paid very little attention to the Go-Betweens. However when a friend recently proclaimed this song as the best ever, it brought them back to my attention. I wouldn’t go so far as to back up his claim, but there is no denying that it is a great song.


Rick McLaughlin said...

The Taste in My Mouth by Shapes and Sizes - well, ok I was really not ready for this. I agree, it's a grow on you sort of thing. My first impression was - "Next.." - but I waited and checked it out. The 3min mark didn't do it for me. It's the free stuff at the end. So I listened to it again. And again. And again. Now I can't stop. Really, really great find.

tom said...

rogue wave... on of the greatest bands in the world. And The Statics... well on the way!

Peter said...

Hey rick, thanks for the commment, I'm glad to hear i wasn't losing my mind on that one!

As for Statics and Rogue Wave, I couldn't agree more

A Has Been That Never Was said...

Hey cool blog!
I love that Shapes and Sizes song! I'd only heard the songs up for free on the Asthmatic Kitty website, being an aussie also without access to the album.

Anyway I really love the vocals: beautiful song! Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

And Rogue Wave's Eyes song reminds me of Heroes now and it's such a nice song. The kind you listen to when you're waiting for the 5am train home after being out drunk all night.

For the interest of readers, and my own pluggy reasons, I have a blog now too: