Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The daily din that is the ‘in-box’ is rife with plenty of ‘meh’ inducing missives. Let’s play count the beards! Or count the deer-somethings! Or the wolf-whatevers! The torturously twee!
The keen deleter of emails however often finds a diamond among the many roughs, and in the case of Melbourne's Oh Mercy, it’s the gloriously Finn-tastic/Crowded House-y-ness that won us over from the first breathy chorus to the inventive, twisty verses.
This is music my friends that reminds me why we got into this blogging racket to begin with.
Let’s get you guys on the same page first—go download the track and commence swooning. We’ll wait. Now, go.
To underscore our new enthusiasm, we've got two copies of the new CD 'Privileged Woes' and an Oh Mercy tee shirt to giveaway to two folks who put their swooning to words in the comments section to this post. Leave us some contact info (important!) and we'll choose a winner by this Friday, 4/9.
(And yes, we realize this is our second CD giveaway of the day, but have no fear, you will not wake up to 'The CD District' tomorrow. Bank on it.)
Oh Mercy - Lay Everything On Me (Mp3)
Posted by Jon at 2:48 PM
Seven years since the release of their first record, The Futureheads, have long since outgrown scenes, shed immediate ties with their post-punk and new wave influences and outlived many of their peers as a real British favorite. Following high profile tours with The Pixies and Foo Fighters, the band retreated into the studio to record the 11 brilliant and exciting tracks that make up The Chaos.
On this, their fourth release, the band have taken their signature sound and blasted right through their own mold for what is arguably the foursome’s most riotous album to date.
...and we have the first track from 'The Chaos.'
The Futureheads - Struck Dumb (Mp3)
Posted by Jon at 9:21 AM