in the interzone now
Augh, there's too many.......
So thankfully I've been operating in "kicks" for the past two years. A band will catch my attention and make me forget most other bands exist for a month or so, then I move on. Yes, I still have my favourites, which are just the ones I stay devoted to throughout this whole weird up and down.
My current kick consists of two bands, actually. Both Canadian alt-rock that were really big about five or six years ago, and still exist now and radio play, and have put out recent albums (just not nearly as succesful as their earlier ones).
Moist and The Tea Party.
David Usher (lead of Moist) is pitch black desperation and angst incarnate, where even his softest or most manic songs still have this spiteful edge. That was when he was in Moist, at least. He's calming down now; I think Moist was killing him, and it's such a relief to listen to his solo albums.
The Tea Party is this almost religious experience. Rock and roll angst as dark as it comes, with these deep, hypnotic vocals and mythically romantic scopes. The most passionate music, taking influence from the mid-east and from Celtic stylings and even Russian, and making it alllllll their own. And always oh so delicious. Yum....
Anyway, yeh. Canadian guys with black hair and their own bands are doin' good by me right now.
i'll be waiting for you
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