The beautiful Esme Patterson from Denver and the man they call Shakey Graves have been playing music together recently. The duet is reminiscent of of June and John Cash and they are singing whimsical americana tunes. Shakey Graves will have a new album out this year that I cannot wait to hear and Esme will be on a few tracks. The first video below is " Dearly Departed" which is a duet of the two. There are also some older videos of Shakey and his solo tunes which will rock your world. This music is a force to be reckon with.
I used to rock this album on a tape deck in the backseat of a car when I was an angsty teenager. I love how this sounds to me now though - poppy eighties rhythms pummeled by a lethal compressed metal guitar -- combined with those whisper to scream vocals. It sounds like Trent heard some New Order and then was like "fuck that. Lets turn this up to 11." This is my second video write up including a gyroscope. I'll drink to that. Shout out to gyroscopes. Also shout out to Trent Reznor for making unhappy music for people who liked new wave but think it wasn't loud/metal sounding enough.
Today I learned that me and King Chip have something in common. I myself am partial to couches and chilling. Shout out to that weird wa-wa guitar solo at the end, that was pretty killer. Shout out to chill people. Shout out to escalators. Shout out to Cleveland. Shout out to couches. Shout out to not working. Chip if you're ever in New York and want to chill on a filthy couch email me -------->
When you're at your friend's house and it's silent and then he throws on this song after he tells you all he's totally over her. Sure, man. Johnny Marr's guitar is insane on this. The lyrics ring true, this is the human condition. This is what is so strange about Morissey though. He's got an activist persona, he's on the soapbox about being vegetarian constantly and such... when he could have done more for humans. No one is perfect but this song pretty much is perfect at describing an imperfect human in love with someone who doesn't love you back. We all know what that's like.