30th President of the United States Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge was known far and wide as a taciturn man. On one occasion, a dinner guest seated next to him turned and remarked upon a wager she had made, betting she could elicit more than two words from him.
“You lose,” Coolidge quietly responded.
Terse. To the point. Let’s round ’em up.
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
David Bowie’s Young Americans album as composed by Jake Thackray. Gone are the standard hooks and choruses, and instead you have a mesmerizing and atmospheric novel of a record. I have absolutely no idea what the novel is about, but it sure sounds good.
“One Point Perspective”
Birds Of Chicago – Love In Wartime
Folky R&B by way of Montreal and the Windy City.
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – Blue Pole
In the fine tradition of such deep-voiced crooners as Scott Walker and Nick Cave. A little weird? Uh huh.
Portugese electro-pop bringing the heavy dance beatz and the candy-coated hooks.
Hey Houston – I’m really enjoying the new album by Western Centuries right now. Check it out!