Kerri's Latest songs
Going old school on TMIS again today. You may remember that I read both of Peter Hook's memoir/band biographies last year. And then, I don't think I mentioned it on here but, one of the highlights of ACL last fall was seeing Day Wave on a small stage, with a small crowd, and hearing him cover this song, Ceremony (just like he did at SXSW the year before). The bass on this is like plucking my heart strings, pulling on my joints to make me bob and sway and feel it -- and I'll get to see the original dude playing it in a relatively small venue!!! I am enormously stoked because Hooky is coming to Austin this summer on his "Substance" tour where he's covering BOTH complete Substance compilations from JD & NE!! (Link to set list.) Fingers crossed for what the vocals sound like but I'm already expecting this to be an all-time-highlight show, for me, and I kinda can't believe it's not sold out here already. Check out the tour dates below to see if you'll be as lucky! (Yes I'm posting Peter Hook & The Light tour not New Order)
Montreal duo She-Devils have a dreamy, U.S. 60's psychedelic-meets-80's U.K. shoegaze that is perfectly mid-oughts indie. I was hoping they'd pop up at SXSW but they're not on any official lists I've seen. Still, a lot of the states (and some of their native Cananda) can catch them on tour this spring.
A fun throwback track that floods me with memories. Definitely worthy of a Most Important Song, although not in the band's top 10. This song was never a hit in the U.S. but I must've been friends with some people who had cool older siblings because we used it to choreograph one of our high school competition routines. I don't think I've heard it in 25+ years, and even then it was at least 10 years old. Yazoo holds a special place in the amazing music history of Vince Clarke. If you don't know: he penned and played on Depeche Mode's debut album before leaving them to create this brief (2 album) duo with Alison Moyet, and then went on to partner with Andy Bell and form the everlasting Erasure. Love all that original new wave synthpop awesomeness. Let it lift you over the midweek hump.
Today's Most Important is an ode to being happily lazy because we had a VERY busy day yesterday and are doing nothing but laze today and it feels good. Speaking of lazy (not really a great segue but) I didn't even realize Franz Ferdinand were still making music. I kinda only knew "Take Me Out" until recently. Totally lame to admit though, as Wikipedia schools me they've been consistently releasing albums (last week's Always Ascending is their fifth) and even participated in a big, anti-Trump, 50-song promo in 2016. Whoops, my bad, but still somehow I was excited when I started hearing tracks from this album and found out they're touring here this May. Anyways, hope y'all are enjoying your Sunday in whatever way feels good to you.
There was something overwhelmingly familiar about this singer when this song came up on my Discover Weekly recently so of course I had to research. Turns out she's the sister of Waxahatchee lead, Katie. Allison & Katie have done all sorts of work together and separate in the DIY/Indie scene, most notably the band P.S. Eliot. This song comes from Allison's debut solo album with Merge Records - came out one year ago (January '17). Happy to make your acquaintance, sis, and welcome to TMIS.
OMG new Chvrches!!! The Wombats & this I've been meaning to post for a couple of weeks (thankfully Keith is filling in some of my gaps). Are you as excited as I am for another full album from these Glaswegians (Love Is Dead, later this year)?? I feel so lucky that I've seen Lauren & the boys live twice, and from up close, as they reside in the very heart of my musical sweet spot, and I'm starting to get away from that urge to rush the stage... well, because my BF would rather hang in the back of the crowd but anyway we ARE getting older, and Chvrches crowds are getting much larger.
I've been enjoying this mellow grooving song for a couple months now but, ya know, slacking at representing here on the blog. Anyway, the word "Love" in the chorus/subtitle is the only nod you're getting to V-day cuz it's a corporate, made-up for capitalism and sappy suckers, fake holiday. Oh man, just realized the entire word "fake" is ruined these days. But anyway, go about your business today, or love on the one(s) you love - hopefully we all do that at every opportunity anyway. So, Mansionair is a trio out of Sydney (continuations of our Australian music fandom) - and they gained a huge boost in notoriety when Chvrches picked them to open up for them on a world-wide tour (heads' up for tomorrow's TMIS).
I've been such a TMIS slacker this year. Sorry friends! I've been too busy to even keep track of what Keith was posting until this week. Phew! Glad he's keeping us in good taste. As for me, I'm not, historically, a huge St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) fan but this track has got under my skin in a really good way. Maybe it's thanks to Jack Antonoff producing this album, and probably also her recent work with David Byrne and Chemical Bros. Anyhoo, loving this Most Important song and hmmmm, she's got two nights at the awesome ACL Live venue here in Austin next week...
Here is the delightfully melancholic/retro vibe that are the top 10* very Most Important Songs of 2017
I have Sirius Radio back for a while and of course that brings my attention to random, forgotten (or new) alternative hits. This one from 2014 sounded new to me! Sorry for the lack of love & attention to our Most Important blog but our real life has gotten a bit busy. In mostly good ways! Anyway, sending this spark of dancy, happy love out to our followers and my partner.