Too Drunk To Dream

…ain’t no drinking when the bottle’s dry…

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns

I’ve fallen for this album in the last couple of days. I think it is the combination of influences that grabs me right away, and as the album unfolds, it becomes the melodies that form a lasting impression. I can’t help but compare Nils Edenloff’s vocals to that of Jeff Mangum’s. It’s that careless vocal style that offers up a careless impression of the Neutral Milk Hotel singer’s tone. The music is similarly careless. Not sloppy. But it weaves and spins, yelps and halts in a fashion similar to, say, The Avett Brothers, without as much of a country-punk ethos, but more of a focus on beat, melody and layering.

December 20, 2008 Posted by | alt country, americana, canada, hometowns, jameson, Neutral Milk Hotel, rural alberta advantage, toodrunktodream, Toronto | Leave a comment

Isaac Brock onstage with Broken Social Scene

[edit] Video courtesy of Check them out!

Somebody slap me because I must be in a drunken stupor. Modest Mouse frontman Issac Brock treated a B.S.S. audience in Toronto to MM’s “World At Large” with the band providing the “ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,baaa”‘s. And it was good. Well, of course it was good.

This finally completes my “6 degrees of Broken Social Scene” theorem.

December 3, 2008 Posted by | broken social scene, indie, Issac brock, jameson, Modest Mouse, toodrunktodream, Toronto | 3 Comments