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System FAILURE

The post title comes from the fact that somehow I have FAILED to write about these two albums over the past 6 months (thanks to Mark and his "Thursday Spam" for reminding me about Blitzen Trapper). I'd put "Download or Die" next to all of the tracks mentioned here, but I think it should be pretty obvious how much I like them.

Blitzen Trapper, Wild Mountain Nation (June 2007)
Blitzen trapper puts you in the back of a pick-up truck for a ride through the mountains, minus the inevitable dirt roads and constant use of the acceleration pedal. “Wild Mountain Nation” shouts its perfection for soundtrack use every time you listen to it. When Eric Earley sings “You know that wild mountain nation’s on the rise and going home” you can literally hear the smile in his voice on the word "home." Why these kids got signed to Sub Pop this summer should be obvious.

Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation [alt link]
Buy Wild Mountain Nation from Insound
Blitzen Trapper's Website/Myspace

Important Tour Dates:
September 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
October 7 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
(more, less important, tour dates here)

Pela, Anytown Graffiti (April 2007)
I love Pela. I've been listening to Anytown Graffiti over and over and over again lately, and every listen increases my love of Pela more.
In "Lost to the Lonesome" it's the use of repetition that does the trick, showing the lost potential of the situation - first, it's "we could crash the party on new year's eve" and "we could break the bed without broken hearts." But none of this has happened, "don't just stand there with your face in your hands" transforms into "don't just stand there like a ghost in my room." The sound is overwhelming, the song is beautiful, I love this album. Fans of Guided by Voices, this is for you.

Pela - Lost of the Lonesome
Pela - Trouble with River Cities
Buy Anytown Graffiti from Insound (eMusic also has it)
Pela's Website/Myspace/Tour Blog

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7 Responses to “System FAILURE”

  1. # Blogger -tom

    If Blitzen Trapper comes your way GO GO GO see them.
    They're amazing live.  

  2. # Blogger Joshua Lachkovic

    Another good article Kate, I've been rather fond of the Blitzen trapper album since I got it a while ago.
    I've also considered a feature like this, there's a number of artists I'd wish I'd blogged but kinda never got round to it - Stars being one of them, so expect a few soon I guess.

    Josh  

  3. # Blogger Kate

    heh, yeah if I did that with every released I've missed over the past 3 years I could pull 5 posts a day out of my ass. :) thank goodness I don't. you should go for stars though.  

  4. # Anonymous nlm0.0mln

    motivated or inspired by the spam maybe?

    nlm0.0mln  

  5. # Blogger Kate

    yes yes yes, I should add a comment about that.  

  6. # Anonymous nlm0.0mln

    no need to. just curious. glad to have an impact that's all.  

  7. # Blogger Kate

    heh, you're too late. it's up. :)  

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