Thursday, December 17, 2009

Health and Pale Saints

I love the new Health album: Get Color. It's very dark and beautiful, and almost sounds as if it could have been a Curve album, however, this song appears to draw some inspiration from another very worthy source... especially in the intro.

Health - "Nice Girls", 2009

Pale Saints - "Way The World Is", 1990

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Best Coast

I am really appreciating this new crop of musicians (Wavves, Vivian Girls, etc) that are drawing inspiration from the early 90s music scenes by combining shoegaze with grunge, which is interesting because those two genres were so separate from each other in the 90s. Like shoegaze, there is also a lot of Phil Spector/60s girl group influence in the sound of these new bands. Here's a song by Best Coast, a former/current member of Pocahaunted, that I'm really enjoying at the moment:

Best Coast - "When I'm With You", 2009