Somehow, this holiday season snuck up on me. No more pigs in blankets! No more cheap red wine! I revolt. I canâ€™t listen to DJâ€™s play the greatest hits of the 70â€™s, 80â€™s and 90â€™s anymore! I revolt! I am deeply desirous of a comfortable pair of pajamas, a cup of tea, some only-me-and-no-one-else time and the piece de resistanceâ€¦ new Dead Meadow playing on repeat. Shan called it way back in â€™05â€”â€œblissful rock and roll melancholyâ€. I couldnâ€™t agree more. What better place to escape to in the midst of small talk, velvet dresses, candles and fake snow? These guys had it right when they took their fifth-album making selves to rural Indiana to create these tunesâ€”there is something deliciously escapist about them.
What Needs [MP3, 5.9MB, 192kbps]
SHAN’S ORIGINAL POST (7/1/05):
Stephen Malkmus is a big fan of this L.A. trio/quartet — and why shouldn’t he be? The alluring meld of overamped guitar, under-enunciated vocals and warm aural fuzz is blissful rock and roll melancholy — think My Bloody Valentine in the age of Black Sabbath and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. It’s the perfect soundtrack, or antidote, to Fourth of July fireworks.
The Whirlings [MP3, 3.2MB, 128kbps]
I Love You Too [MP3, 6.7MB, 128kbps]
Everything’s Goin’ On [MP3, 3.2MB, 128kbps]