"This song could be 20 years old! And that's not a bad thing!" I've been keeping track of how often my best friend has been saying that about all the new music we've heard so far in 2006. VHS or Beta's new single "You Got Me" falls squarely into that category, and how! It sounds like the best of the 80's withtout reducing it all to cheezy cliche; this is something I've found myself drawn to more and more lately. I just can't believe a bunch of dirty boys from Kentucky, who often play with My Morning Jacket (of all people!), have unleashed this moody, danceable business on the world. Well, I can, actually -- especially after seeing them on tour with the Scissor Sisters in late '04. The boys of VHS or Beta had my heart after their amazing set, but when they drunkenly sang "Filthy/Gorgeous" in naughty falsetto at the merch booth, well -- I knew it was a love affair that was gonna last.
Oh! And here's another one that made me really happy -- VV from The Kills guests on the title track of the fantastically dark new Placebo album Meds. There's some harsh and almost ugly moments in this new collection of songs, and but there's also a few of those lovely little love songs the boys of Placebo do so well. It's music for the gothed out adolescent that lives inside all of us. Try and deny that when you're alone. Placebo (with VV of The Kills) -- Meds
And yes, I know just last week I swore I'd only post tracks MWF and all that, but these were too good not to share with you immediately. I hope you'll agree.
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