Wednesday, June 3, 2009

TVD First Date with | Dark Mean

So, is it wrong to dig a band if they remind you of another band you like? (Yea, I didn’t think so either.) Dark Mean for a moment there was recalling the very best of New Order to which I said, “We should go on a First Date!” Sandy Johnston from the band showed up—flowers in hand:

"Man, Those Darlins said it perfectly. There's something warm and pure and cozy about the sound from vinyl records that you can't get from CDs or mp3s... and the album art actually feels like art because you can see it (and "feel" it) in detail. I have a few precious old records that I have only ever listened to at my parents' cottage. One of those albums is Neil Young - After the Gold Rush. It is probably one of my all time favourite albums and I think a big reason for that is the fact that I have only ever listened to it on vinyl at my cottage. Sometimes I get together with a good friend and we just listen to records. We'll put the cover art up on the "Now Playing" stand (when we're not studying it or reading along with the lyrics) and we just listen. It's not like listening to CDs or mp3s. It's an experience that takes you right into the album and it's amazing.
At the moment we barely have any physical copies of our Frankencottage EP as we've been giving it out for free to promote ourselves. That being said, we definitely plan to make vinyl copies of our full length album. In a perfect world we would send out a record player and a vinyl copy of our album to anyone willing to listen because that would be the best way to experience our music."

Dark Mean - Frankencottage (Mp3)
Dark Mean - Happy Banjo (Mp3)

TVD's 20 Perfect Tracks | 11-15

Another day, another dose of perfection—all moody-like.

Grant Lee Buffalo - Mockingbirds (Mp3)
Bedroom Walls - In Anticipation Of Your Suicide (Mp3)
Harry Nilsson - The Moonbeam Song (Mp3)
Magnet - Jaws (Mp3)
David Sylvian - Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II) (Mp3)