Until I can convince the Birdmonster boys that a show in Phoenix is really in their best interests, I’ll have to live off this set, which is packed with tremendous energy. Is it just me, or is there a lot of Springsteen in these guys? That is not a complaint. I admire the heft that drives the guitars and vocals on these tunes. Balcony is my favorite.
Birdmonster, WOXY Lounge Acts, 6/16/06:
1. Ice Age
2. ‘Cause You Can
3. The Bar in the Back of the Basement
5. Resurrection Song
I enjoyed this essay at The Big Takeover about how more (read: easier) access to music has fractured our love of albums, a topic I often think about when I buy music faster than I can consume it. McSweeney’s summed it up nicely in a recent recommendation:”Listening to that CD you haven’t heard in a while straight through
It seems like, in the era of digitized music, you never listen to a whole album straight through. Try it with something you haven’t heard in the last three years. Sounds fresh, doesn’t it?”