What Made Milwaukee Famous -- Around the Gills
Catch WMMF on tour with The French Kicks tonight in San Diego, and with The Long Winters in September and October.
I've been very good. Very, VERY good. How you ask? Well, yes, I found The Mountain Goats' Get Lonely on out on the Internets and didn't even get through a whole listen when I decided I would wait to buy a hard copy today. So that's where I'll be after work -- picking it up... Because there's something nice about spending quality time with a record you're looking forward to, examining the pretty liner notes and packaging (which we hope are again designed by the incomparable Vaughan Oliver) and hearing the gorgeous production (courtesy of the divine Scott Solter) on the good speakers, and not through your crappy work headphones.
So, you ask, what's my favorite Mountain Goats song? Too hard to answer, really (today: "Against Pollution" or possibly "Korean Bird Paintings;" tomorrow, who knows) -- but here's a cache of tMG cover tracks that we've posted since setting up shop. There's a few extra-special songs here, of course!
The Mountain Goats -- Cut Yr. Hair (Live Pavement cover)
The Mountain Goats -- Sometimes I Still Feel The Bruise (Trembling Blue Stars cover)
The Mountain Goats -- Tell Me On A Sunday (Andrew Lloyd Weber cover)
The Mountain Goats -- Terror Song (Live Furniture Huschle cover)
The Mountain Goats -- The Boys are Back In Town (Live Thin Lizzy cover, with R. Kelly "Remix to Ignition" breakdown)
The Mountain Goats -- The Sign (Live Ace of Base cover)
The Mountain Goats -- White Box (Jandek cover)
(And so much, much more at Le Chemin du Hype or, you know, Le Machine d'exagération)
Oh, hey! That Snowden record is out today too. Don't tell, but Miss Candy Hotpants totally secretly loves this band a whole, whole lot. Tastefully slick pop with just the right touch of post-punk revival trendiness in their rhythm section. (Really, you'd never know they were from
Snowden -- Anti-Anti
Bonus: Bricolage Fantasy has Snowden's great cover of The Zombies' "Time of the Season" along with some other tracks, including a clutch of remixes... Though, honestly, I don't think the Radiohead influence is as strong as the BF crew seems to think it is.