Unlike so many others, the Indie Laundry staff does not present it's awards for the year in October or November. We wait untill the entire year has passed. It may not have been the most memorable year in the history of music - or at least that is the general perception among our little panel - but we have managed to compile a list of our fav's of 2009.The alt-country rockers-cum-krautrock
Thank-you. Thank-you for one of the bet shows I've ever seen in my life. Thank-you for bringing me to tears and restoring my faith in music. It's like the beach boys finally stopped getting their teeth whitened and realized there was more to life than Luau's and ladies. It's like Bobby Vinton breaking down on wine and showing up on your front lawn to poor his heart out to you. This isn't the kind of music you can just hear and be like 'Oh cool, neato, I like this.' Well maybe [...]
Y sí, sabemos que estamos muy pero que muy pesados últimamente con Grizzly Bear en esta sección. Pero es que no hay forma. "Veckatimest", su último álbum de estudio, es el más dulce bucle neurótico de la temporada, y por lo pronto, hemos de decir que llevamos ya varias semanas escuchándolo...
Last week Grizzly Bear served up a surprisingly lack-luster performance of their single "Two Weeks" on Later... With Jools Holland , making it the first less than spectacular performance by Grizzly Bear than most of us have ever seen. Redeaming themselves, the group performed Veckatimest 's landmark track "While You Wait for the Others" with a much more favorable end-product. Dan Rossen, helming the vocals, takes over for Ed Droste as he sets the harmonies with the rest of the group. Veckatimest is comes out May 26. [...]
We've already seen Grizzly Bear's performance of "Two Weeks" from Later with Jools Holland, which aired in the U.K. on Tuesday (May 5) last week. On Friday, an extended edition of the show was broadcast, providing the band with an opportunity to play "While You Wait for Others" from the forthcoming Veckatimest. Ed Droste takes a back seat on this track, which gives guitarist (and Department of Eagles member) Dan Rossen a chance to shine. The harmonies between Droste, Chris Taylor, and Chris Bear provide a sumptuous backing to Rossen's vocals, [...]