There’s something about good music where you can always remember the circumstances when you were first introduced to it. More than a few years ago, my brothers and their friends, collectively known as the “Dirty Boys” for their fear of bathing, would gather for weekly soccer games while they were still in high school. I always played with them, despite being the only one who owned a proper pair of soccer boots, and boy did we have some good games. After one of those games, we having defeated a neighborhood Hispanic team who just showed up that day, BW Appleseed, as Brian was called, pressed into my hand a Holly Johnson tape. Holly Johnson?!! Well, on one side was handwritten “The Minders,” and on the other was scrawled “Of Montreal.” Of Montreal have their roots in Athens and the Elephant 6 collective, and they make just wonderfully eclectic pop. And I’ve still got that tape.
Disconnect the Dots [MP3, 4.1MB, 128kbps]
Good Morning Mr. Edminton [MP3, 2.5MB, 128kbps]
A Question for Emily Foreman [MP3, 2.5MB, 128kbps]
Wraith Pinned to the Mist (and other games) [MP3, 3.9MB, 128kbps]
Requiem for Omm 2 [MP3, 2.1MB, 128kbps]