Friday, September 21, 2007

New Band of Horses!

The school radio station got the new Band of Horses so I borrowed it and I'm currently trying to break a record for number of plays in a single day. They/He are one of those groups where you just wanted them not to change too much on their next record and thank goodness but they didn't. It was playing kind of loud in the kitchen while little b was eating supper and he goes "It's a sound museum! This is the sound museum!" and he was right.

Just in time for this record, too, because I was close to getting obsessed with MIA--but not quite. I can still only take Kala for about three songs in a row.

In other news, karma got me in the form of the Akron/Family review in Pitchfork, where they not only describe the best song on the new record as "Phishy" (ouch!) and then only give it a 7.3 or something. That hurt.

8 comments:

nathan_fisher said...

10x better than the first.

Mr. Hill said...

Do you really think so? I'm totally into it, but I can't decide. The fist pumps per minute (fppm) are down from the first album, but it's a really pretty record.

Some guy at Stereogum actually dissed track 4, Detlef Shrempf, as "plodding" and "faux country crooning." I agree it's slow, but there's nothing remotely country about it, and what country made since Hank Sr. *isn't* "faux"? It ticked me off because I think that song's pretty gorgeous.

LetsGoThrow said...

That's hilarious. Detlef Schrempf had an unbelievable 3-point range in the original nintendo's tecmo basketball. Ah, Detlef.

Mr. Hill said...

I always remember him for having one of the ultimate, truly archetypal, Euro-trash mullets.

The hipsters wouldn't be wearing their ironic mullets today if it weren't for Detlef, I think.

Of course, all the other non-ironic mullets would still be around.

countvonsexy said...

7.3?--In that case I won't even LISTEN to the record...

LOVE, DAVID

AUTHOR'S NOTE: That's called sarcasm.

sarahjane said...

hand over the CD and no one gets hurt.

Ryan said...

I like it... a lot. However, I am still debating over whether or not I like it enough to consider it over 'Everything All the Time'...

Mr. Hill said...

Okay, Sarah, okay; I don't want any trouble.