PUP - Kids

| Keith

PUP recently came out with Morbid Stuff, a terrific follow-up to their eventual classic, 2016’s The Dream Is Over and it’s great stuff. The first single, “Kids”, is both hopeful and super depressing at the same time. From their press release:

“‘Kids’ is a love song from one nihilistic depressive to another. It’s about what happens when you stumble across the only other person on the face of this godless, desolate planet that thinks everything is as twisted and as fucked up as you do. And thanks to them, the world starts to seem just a little less bleak. But only slightly – it’s still pretty fucked up to be honest.”

Fucked up? Maybe true, but it makes some great art and an excellent song.

Priests - The Seduction of Kansas

| Keith

I’ve seen Priests now twice; the first show, I believe they opened for Franz Ferdinand, was a bit rough, but intriguing. The second, a late night gig during SXSW 2019, was a top notch exhibition of sexy, pop-glam-goth-rock. Much like their latest album The Seduction of Kansas.

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Idlewild - You Held the World in Your Arms

| Keith

How fun is it to re-discover an old favorite? If my re-discovery of Scottish rockers Idlewild, it’s very, very fun. I’m not actually sure how or why I lost track of them. They were in very heavy rotation for me for a long time in the 2000’s and listening to them today, it was tough picking a song to share. I ended up choosing “You Held the World in Your Arms” off The Remote Part, but could have easily gone with “El Capitan”, “Love Steals Us from Loneliness”, “A Modern Way of Letting Go”, “Little Discourage” or any number of other tracks. It seems they’ve got a new album out as well, will have to give that a look.

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