Sunday, December 16, 2007


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There are a few bands that I played this week that I wanted to mention, even if only briefly for now... The first band is Webelos, a wedge in the great pie that is the ever expanding Seattle music collective Beep Repaired. I played their song Little Kahuna in this set, but it's not the most representative of most of their music which in my mind evokes a sense of longing and fulfillment of desires all wrapped up in the same package of a pretty pop song sung by Webelo's vocalists Jim and Tonjia in the understated style ala Stephin Merritt.... whew... run-on sentence anyone?

Puerto Muerto is impressively delivering big songs while consisting of only two (talented) people. Christa Meyer and Tim Kelley are a Chicago based husband and wife duo that I heard for the first time recently. A DJ from Dandelion Radio emailed me and told me about them and I am completely sold. Christa's voice is penetrating... kind of like a heavy dose of rich gourmet chocolate laced with chili peppers, which I am sure lends itself well to some of the musical endeavors they have embarked upon. In 2005 Puerto Muerto released Songs of Muerto County a "lost" soundtrack to the 1974 horror flick, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Fortunately for us, they are incredibly prolific musicians and judging by what little I have seen and heard of them my exploration through their world has only just begun. Their next cd comes out in March, 2008. In the meantime I will be counting down the days and digging through their previous catalogs with fever....

The complete playlist for the Dec. 15th show:

little kahuna
- Webelos - Webelos
Parasites - Ugly Casanova - Sharpen Your Teeth
A Fond Farwell - Elliott Smith - From A Basement On The Hill
Galaxies - Laura Veirs - Year Of Meteors Rock
Relief Next To Me - Tegan & Sara - The Con
Shattered - The Trucks
Snake And Martyrs - TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
You You You You You - The 6ths - Pieces of April Soundtrack
Wages Of Sin - Damien Jurado & Rosie Thomas - Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska
Mother Of Pearl - Roxy Music - The Thrill Of It All (Disc 2)
Tennessee - Puerto Muerto
Paris 2004 - Peter Bjorn & John - Writer's Block
So Long - Rilo Kiley - The Execution Of All Things

1 comment:

lb2006 said...

il n' y a^pas que la musique, toi le peintre regardes !