July 15, 2017

Van Dammes: Vild Days

Finnish punk rock band Van Dammes continue their quest to keep loud abrasive music alive. Their third EP Vild Days opens with the self-explanatory statement Punk Rock Drummer, before going off in all directions with songs about the Thunderbirds and whales.

They can write a song about nearly anything, provide they can cram in it into a fast-paced back to basics rocker. Their sound has tightened up a bit over the years, but their style hasn't. Why should they? They honour "This is an A, this an E, this is a G. Now start a band" adage. Good time music about popular culture doesn't needs smart chord progressions.

Phish 2017 Summer tour SBD + torrents: 2017/07/14 Chicago

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago , IL

Set 1:
  1. What's the Use? >
  2. Breath and Burning
  3. Wolfman's Brother
  4. In The Good Old Summer Time[1]
  5. Everything's Right[1] >
  6. Limb By Limb
  7. Nellie Kane
  8. Theme From the Bottom >
  9. Blaze On

July 14, 2017

Horse Horse Tiger Tiger: Horse Horse Tiger Tiger

Dutch brothers Gijs van Osch and Joep van Osch have been making together since they were kids. In their teens they went through hard rock covers phase. started band called Apes in the Orange Grove before getting back to basics as a duo. Naming themselves Horse Horse Tiger Tiger their self-titled debut album is a jazzy pop record with forays into indie rock.

The keyword is intimacy with the brothers vocals as the main ingredient. They write old-fashioned songs of the Paul and Brian Wilson variety. The latter come to the fore in the bouncy Down to the South Sea, when surf music meets vaudeville. Bygones is a a serious contender for 2017's saddest song. Citro├źn is a friendly quarrel during a roadtrip (no bonus points for guessing the make of the car they are driving).

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Words about music (448): Jonny Greenwood

I sometimes feel a bit embarrassed to play guitar. There's something - I don't want to sound ungrateful - but there's something very old-fashioned and traditional about it. You meet kids today whose grandparents were in punk bands. It's very old and traditional, but then, so is an orchestra and so is a string section.

Jonny Greenwood