Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Another one for Wong. Sparklehorse was mainly a guy named Mark Linkous. This 1995 record was his debut as Sparklehorse and paved way for his ever changing style to start permeating the indie scene. The music is kinda all over the place; a strangely appealing mix of dream-pop, alt-country and soundscape. Constantly overdosing on one substance or another, this dude was a master of taking drugs to make music to take drugs to. If that's not reason enough to get this record, then I don't know what to tell ya!
Click link, smoke bowl, then listen.
Here's one for my buddy Jon Scott. Keepaway gets a lot of comparisons to Animal Collective, which I can totally see; however, these guys seem a lot more palatable for a newcomer to the psych-folk party. Despite being slightly more accessible, Keepaway deserves a spot in the indie sun, and I'm glad Jon Scott told me about these dudes. So if you like Animal Collective, get this record. If you've never heard of Animal Collective, and have no idea what psych-folk means... get with the program, and then download this record. Hope you dig.
CAN YOU DIG IT?
By request from my nigga The Wong, here is Townes Van Zandt - Live At The Old Quarter. Most people may only know him from his cover of Rolling Stones' 'Dead Flowers', which was featured in The Big Lebowski. If you aren't aware though, Townes Van Zandt was a Texan singer-songwriter who wrote songs about everything from love and love lost, to gettin' drunk and shooting drugs. This one's a 2 parter so make sure you get 'em both!