song o’ the day

January 26, 2007

It’s been a few weeks since the last song o’ the day, hasn’t it? Well, these are the songs that I would have posted if I’d been more proactive about communicating with the world. Two dancey tracks, and two introspective head music sort of tracks:

Of Montreal – “Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse”

C’mon chemicals!

This is, I think, the most catchy song on this catchiest of albums. I’m dying to see them play a show again, I can’t wait. This song has the perfect head-bopping-from-side-to-side sound in it.


(OK, that’s not a record cover, but it’s a really cute poster, and I want it.)

The Skatalites – “Lucky Seven”

I love the mouth noises (huh! hee! hee-bop!) and the clacking, choo choo train sound in this song, not to mention the horns that make me want to jump up and down with my knees held high like those boys in the club did near Stanford U. back in the day.


The Radio Dept. – “The City Limit”

Don’t drop me off just yet, it’s too safe.
… just drive, the city limit’s fine.

This is the final track on the “Pulling Our Weight” EP, and it sounds EXACTLY like driving in a car with someone, and it’s somewhat sad, and you don’t want the night to end, but it’s going to end, and you feel a little panicky, and you can’t talk anymore, but you just bliss out on the music playing on the stereo. Like being in high school, I guess….
Well, more accurately, it’s a very fuzzed out shoegazey sort of song.


The Microphones – “The Moon”

We just lied on the roof and watched the moon, the moon,
the blue light of the moon.
We didn’t talk, and silently we both felt powerful.

This album sounds incredible on headphones. I’ve been listening to it while walking home from work. This song is my favorite – it starts off with three (?) acoustic guitars playing different things all at once, and then shortly after the one minute mark, BOOM! lyrics and drums and more fuzzy shoegazey (yes, more of that stuff) kicks in. It’s frantic and gorgeous.

4 Responses to “song o’ the day”

  1. pinky Says:

    I LOVE the OM song. I’ve listened to it in the car over and over and over!

  2. Sunny Says:

    I so love the new Of Montreal album. We are considering going to their show at the Great American Music Hall next Friday.

  3. Rullsenberg Says:

    Ah, “Of Montreal”: thanks e-Music! I would never have found them otherwise.

  4. karen blanco Says:

    oh robin, the glow pt. 2 is one of my all-time favorite albums! and when you listen to it on headphones, you can hear the tugboat sounds that are in the background of the entire album. this microphones album is prolly one of my “stuck on a desert island” records! so glad we share a love for it!

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