So, the Magic Carpet is going to experiment with something a little different, starting right now. No, starting in a minute.The Drew Blood.
Before we delve into a special project for a little while, I have a little bit of overdue business to deal with. Now, I'm a procrastinator, which gives me and those around me lots of headaches, but here it is. A few posts back, I yapped about the Drag Citizen/Banana Fish Zero/Drew Blood show at the Continental. Apparently, I forgot to link to Mr. Blood's page, which grabbed my attention when someone posted the link in the comments section. Why all the fanfare, you ask? Three reasons:
1. Drew Blood wipes his piano with the er, blood, of Ben Folds. He's a hardcore and punk pianist. Yes.
2. He has a great fucking blog.
3. He's playing for free on Saturday night at Opaline. At midnight. Go.
The Magic Carpet heretofore presents a little project we'll be working on for a while:
The Magic Carpet Returns to the Era of Albums, Part One.
This project hit me like a frying pan when I was walking down the street listening to U2's October, and thinking, boy, they sure don't make records like this anymore. So I'm jumping off this spinning web of musical mendacity for a little while, and we're gonna talk about great records you should know about if you like music. It may not be uber-hot now, but who fucking cares anyway. Go buy Bravery tickets or something.
Two Picks for Today:
The Halo Benders: The Rebel's Not In. The Halo Benders consist of Doug Martsch (Built to Spill) and Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening). This record picks up BTS's trademark swirl of guiatr and end the weirdo relief of Johnson's insistent banging lyrics and vocals.
The Sea and Cake: Nassau. The Sea and Cake were big cheeses on the Chicago indie scene for a really long time. Their sound is sort of soothing, electric, sensual, and fun all at once. Beware: this record might not leave your player for a few months, especially if you have a miniature jazz nerd living inside you.