WE MADE IT TO FFFFF!!!! That was quick. What can I say? I was clearly not in love with E, he was kind of a dick, didn’t have a lot of interesting things to say. Certainly never whispered any sweet nothings into my ear. Let’s hope that F offers up some good, good lovin’.
I start with 3 today, mainly because I still feel like I am catching up from last week and the guilt of slacking (albeit for a damn good reason) and ignoring my sexy beast of a blog.
To kick it off right, Fake Problems. For some reason I immediately got a whiff of, “Let My Love Open The Door”… I couldn’t tell you why other than the old school pep that the song offers. I liked where it took me. Another “like” that is too personal to even describe it properly, I like it because it makes me happy for some old treasured memory that I can’t even remember. Fuck, brains are weird. Either way, like them too, they will like you back… probably.
More happy, happy jams (don’t judge me, I need them like whoa). If anything makes me happier than repeated oooo’s or ahhhh’s, it’s clapping. I fucking love claps. I can’t say that the vocals are my favorite in the whole world, it’s kind of contrived feeling, but it might just be one of those bands that takes a minute before they get more comfortable not being a gimmick. For now, I like the clapping enough to get passed the song & dance. Literally.
The minute I got iTunes their song, “Blow It Out” was offered as a free download. I loved it. The rest of their album, Exhibit A, failed to impress. Like the band I mentioned before, I hoped that they too would grow with time. They did. On their newest release the pop/punk/indie rock outfit got it all figured out and I am in love with them all over again. The 6 years since I last gave them a chance have been nothing but good to them. Listen to, “Lions” and try not to fall in love too.