Monday, May 10, 2010

Everybody likes High Violet but me

Reviews are up today at Pitchfork (8.7) and PopMatters (my friend Ian Mathers), and probably a lot of other places, universally positive...what can I say, out of touch again.

Meanwhile, I picked up a copy of Harlem's Hippies on Saturday...a Matador promo, which I had to buy, because Matador apparently sends promos only to the most important writers in the greater Keene, NH area, not me. But it was only $5, and kinda fun, so why not?

Here's the giveaway, which is called "Friendly Ghost."


Pretty sure they're from Austin, which connects, vaguely, to my new obsession, Friday Night Lights. We're watching Season One on DVD and totally, totally hooked, what a good show. Good music, too.

Okay, off to interview Matthew Houck, whom I think I've talked to before, and I think he was sort of monosyllabic, but maybe this time will be better.

5 comments:

Ian said...

If it's any consolation, the critical reaction to that new LCD Soundsystem record makes me feel like I've taken crazy pills.

jenniferpkelly said...

I'd like some of those if you've got any extra...also some staying awake pills, that'd be good, too.

I liked your review, didn't agree with it, necessarily, but I liked the writing.

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Jean-Luc Garbo said...

More time to listen to Tindersticks?

jenniferpkelly said...

Possibly