Wednesday, August 25, 2004

A couple of new bands

With the random screwing around that I've been doing lately I've come across a couple of new and interesting bands. The first is The Shins and the second is The Dresden Dolls. Both are very distinct, and I came across them both in very different ways. This weekend I went to see Garden State. A really good movie, with a lot of the soundtrack comming from The Shins. I came across The Dresden Dolls in a completely different way. The local "alternative" radio station has had some suprises lately. Generally they play the random emo crap songs and some other semi alternative stuff. I don't know if I've said this before, but I hate emo. Those guys are a bunch of whiny bitches, and I wish they'd go ahead and just slit their wrists and get it over with. Well any way back to the Dresden Dolls. The other day I turned on the radio and heard an amazing song. It was this plunking halting caberet style little song consisting only of a drummer, a pianist who was also the vocalist. She was singing about wanting a coin operated boy. Color me impressed. I've yet to hear anything else by this group, but I'm tempted to buy their album based upon the strength of that one song.

BTW. Go out and Rend Bubba HoTep.

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