Dead Meadow

7 Dec

Somehow, this holiday season snuck up on me. No more pigs in blankets! No more cheap red wine! I revolt. I can’t listen to DJ’s play the greatest hits of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’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 resistance… new Dead Meadow playing on repeat. Shan called it way back in ’05—“blissful rock and roll melancholy”. I couldn’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 tunes—there is something deliciously escapist about them.

What Needs [MP3, 5.9MB, 192kbps]

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]

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