there's nothing but rain here on the west coast
Jody Glenham - "Snow in New York City"
One of the things that sort of turns me off a lot of singer/songwriter stuff is the way it's produced. I guess, save for maybe alt-country types, there's not the same "jump in a van and tour" culture as there is for bands of other stripes, so, even in today's climate, they're more likely to feel like they have to "play the game" when it comes to making records. With that said, I really love the way this track sounds. There's nothing slick about the bedroom recording (and, Hell, there's nothing complex about the lyrics, either), but what it does have is all it needs. I was saying yesterday (and have said before) that one of the things that I love about Spoon is the fact that they know when not to play and this is a great, non-Britt Daniels, example of that.
Perhaps the timing is a bit off, since there is supposedly going to be snow out here on the West coast this week, and if it's anything like this it might be prettier than New York. This is still a great song though. Cop it on iTunes
Completely unrelated, but at least equally awesome: Music Waste is now accepting submissions for this year's festival. Send a link to your music (and I believe the official request was to forgo press releases or EPKs or press photos and that kind of junk--just the goods) to email@example.com
Hope 2011's treated you okay so far, internet.
now playing: Spoon - Everything Hits At Once