SONG OF THE DAY: Kindness -- "House"
This brand new British band has all the cool funky style of the 70's with my favorite chill-wave beats to back it up. If you like this song "House" off their new album World, You Need a Change of Mind (Modular Records 2012), make sure to check out their video "Gee Up" and watch all the way through. They have a tendency to make fun of the indie music industry, and thereby themselves, in all their MVs and the parody is brilliant.
ALBUM OF THE DAY: The Classical -- "The Classical"
At long last, The Classical (AKA CC's very own Juliet E. Gordon) has released her eponymous first LP, which is now available for download on bandcamp. A truly impressive work of melancholic beauty and muted grandiosity, this album swells, sinks, ebbs, and flows with a certain smoldering, magmatic momentum. You'll tap your feet. You'll sway your hips. You'll want a drink. It will seep into the forgotten nooks and dusty crannies of your soul, and will probably get stuck in your head too. Produced by the illustrious Maxime Robillard, and featuring guest appearances by several CC musicians, this is more local than the kale in Rastall. You know you want a taste.
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