Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Lately I've been really hooked on NPR's weekly podcast All Songs Considered. My friend Erik has long sung its praises, but only recently have I been checking it out regularly. Whether it's presenting new tracks from Sigur Rós's Jónsi or debuting early cuts from upcoming hype albums like Spoon's Transference.
This week's edition is particularly fantastic, as it features new tracks from jj's upcoming release jj nº 3, The Besnard Lakes upcoming album Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night, and most importantly, the first track from Why? drummer Josiah Wolf's upcoming debut Jet Lag. That cut's name is "The Trailer and The Truck" and it's a killer, unsurprisingly focusing on percussion and vibraphone, but surprisingly featuring DeVotchKa esque vocals and a real haunting structure.
While I really love this podcast, this track is really my favorite I've heard so far from there. I highly recommend it, and it is up for a free download at Pitchfork right now. Don't miss out on it.
It doesn't hurt that Josiah Wolf looks like Joshua Gomez (Morgan from Chuck). That's a huge plus in my book.