Maybe it’s because I don’t teach on Fridays, maybe it’s because a friend visiting from NY/Korea has me giddy, maybe it’s because this radio 2nd job is so easy I could do it with my hands tied… maybe it’s just because it’s fucking Friday and everyone should celebrate surviving the blah that is Mon-Thurs…. either way, I am a happy girl.
Music always follows suit so today we have two very happy bands, Givers and Gold Motel. Both have that older sound of the 50′s/60′s Garfunkel-ness that Vampire Weekend first revived so well. Givers deviate a little giving it an electronic edge and some hollow vocals that leave you making weird noises right along with them. They are delightful, full of clapping and bells, my favoritest. A few strong strokes on the guitar is enough to keep me feeling like I am not floating on a rainbow… but it’s close.
Next up… a band that definitely stays true to the older sound without trying much to modify what old sweet music had going for it: delicious melancholy. It’s sweet without crossing over to kitsch. It’s not something I think that I could listen to over and over on repeat but on a sunny Friday afternoon, it’s exactly what I will be blaring with the windows down on the drive home in lovely Florida.
Fucking Friday, I wanna rape your face.