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Thirsty Thursdays: 22

Straight to the music! Jazzy instrumental rock-squad, Do Make Say Think, will be here in Jacksonville this Sunday to play a show at Jackrabbits. I hadn't really heard of them until I saw they were coming, but I checked out some of their music. It's really relaxing, jazz-infused stuff that's perfect for that time between classes when you want to rest, but don't want to sleep. Their latest album, "You, You're A History In Rust", is their first to include vocals, however, the band themselves did not do the singing. Several vocalists were called in, including experimental folkies, Akron/Family. Here's a song from the new album that features the collaboration quite nicely, and any Pipe and I look forward to seeing you guys at Jackrabbits this Sunday.

Do Make Say Think- "A With Living" [Removed]

Akron/Family is a great experimental group that blends field recordings, electronics, psychedelia, folk, and a bunch of other stuff. Their new album, "Love Is Simple", expresses this blend of spices through 11 soncally diverse songs and is definitely worth buying. This song has a frightening intro of spider-like plucking that leads into looping vocals and the declaration that "everyone is crazy".

Akron/Family- "I've Got Some Friends" [Removed]

Devedra Banhart is an indie, naturalistic psych-folk singer-songwriter that performs bizarre songs with simple structures. His new album, "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon", continues this tradition and even has a guest spot from The Strokes' own, Nick Valensi. Here's the song with Nick providing backing vocals that starts with a story about being tempted by a rabbi's daughter, and goes on to provide some vocal percussion that wouldn't sound out of place on a Wes Anderson soundtrack.

Devendra Banhart- "Shabop Shalom" [Removed]

I'd like to point out that on The Strokes' website, there's a section in which band members answer some questions posed by fans. When asked what superpower he would like, Mr. Valensi answers "Sexual Healing", and when asked about his favorite meal, Nicholai Fraiture says "Shit Sandwich". I found these answers particularly entertaining, and big props to those that catch the sandwich reference, the sexual healing one should be easy. Anyway, the first single from The Strokes' latest album, "First Impressions of Earth", had a B-Side that I felt was better than any song on the album itself. The album wasn't bad, I just liked this song more, so here it is!

The Strokes- "Hawaii" [Removed]

The Unicorns were awesome. I don't know what else to say, they were just so ironically happy and canadian. Their debut album "Unicorns Are People Too" was limited to 500 copies, but showed promises of what would become their peak achievement, "Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?". Here is one of my favorites from the debut. It's a shortened version of Nick 'Neil' Diamonds list of his "52 Favourite Things".

The Unicorns- "52 Favourite Things" [Removed]

Ryan Adams has had a fantastic musical career with the likes of Whiskeytown, his solo outings, and collaboration with The Cardinals. He's also from Jacksonville, but not the Florida one. Anyway, here's a little known project of his called The Finger, a punk collaboration he did with Jesse Malin of D Generation. It's an unoffical Ryan Adams project, and they performed under the pseudonyms Warren Peace (Ryan Adams) and Irving Plaza (Jesse Malin). The name, The Finger, came from Ryan Adams picking his butt as a child and his mother being wary of "The Finger". Gross, but funny all the same. Here's one of the more tolerable of the songs from the "We Are Fuck You/Punk's Dead Let's Fuck" EP collection.

The Finger- "What Is It" [Removed]

Well, there you go guys, hope you enjoy. And to any Jacksonvillian readers, we hope to see you at the Do Make Say Think show on Sunday.

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5 Responses to “Thirsty Thursdays: 22”

  1. # Blogger Pipe

    "just so ironically happy and canadian"

    LMAO That was amazing. I couldn't stop laughing.  

  2. # Blogger Samantha

    Where can I find the Stroke's b-side tracks?  

  3. # Blogger TakeoffZebra

    Well, B-sides are typically found on singles. The Strokes' B-sides consist mainly of home recordings and live covers. They're all very good, but the one I posted in this Thirsty Thursday is a studio track, and my favorite B-side of theirs to date.  

  4. # Blogger Pipe

    Don't forget about "Rarities and B-Sides" albums there ToZ.  

  5. # Blogger Samantha

    Thanks boys!  

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