Friday, May 30, 2008
One of my favorite new NYC bands of the last couple years have called it quits. According to their myspace page ... "YES MY FRIENDS THE BAND HAS BROKEN UP" and continues, "So the rumors are true, Beat the Devil is no longer a band."
Their live schedule had dwindled as of late, with lead howler Shilpa Ray playing mainly solo shows w/ her "happy hookers". I was still hoping to hear that long mentioned album they were working on (HINT HINT).
In the future, check out bassist Mishka Shubaly's drunk'n'twisted country-folk solo output. His "How to Make a Bad Situation Worse" from last year is required listening for all past & future breakups (on both ends).
... can't get that LES staple "rehab is for quitters" outta my head
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
can't tell when this article came out in filter. the credit says this month, but the end sez '07. regardless, it's a pretty incredible post-mortem by the band. one of our faves.
as xmastime and i always remind ourselves, name another group (besides the foo fighters) with 2 more incredible songwriters ... and so it's on the record, the warner bros years (save a few amazing cuts, well a bunch, but by their standards, not enuff) are pretty unremarkable. (for the real deal see new day rising, flip your wig, zen arcade, metal circus ... in that order ... land speed record had 2 dozen chances, still awful).
grant hart "good news for modern man"
bob mould "workbook"
sugar "copper blue" (name a better 4 song starter, there are, but we need comments)
grant hart "intolerance"
husker du " the living end" (released post-mortem, from their last tour)