My Latest Indie Rock Loves
I’m obsessed with new music lately.
I love The Walkmen–I have two of their albums already–but they’ve got a new one, Lisbon that just came out that’s getting killer reviews. I put myself on the library waitlist for it, but I’ve got like forty-seven people in front of me. Maybe I just need to buckle down and buy it. You know, quit being poor long enough to put a couple bucks back into the music industry? (That probably won’t happen.)
Here are The Walkmen taking part in the A.V. Club’s Undercover series, doing a cover version of “Driver 8,” a track from REM’s mid-80s golden period.
Get ready to hear me pout: last year they played Cleveland, but I didn’t go because I didn’t care that much about them. This year they’re not getting any closer than Detroit. I don’t want to go to Detroit.
I also love The National. They just put out High Violet, and I heard great things about it, so I picked it up. The first time I listened to it I wasn’t that taken. Since then it’s not just growing on me, it’s growing over me like carnivorous vines. (I would have used a more positive simile, but it’s a really dark album.)
Case in point: “Conversation 16,” which is either a break-up song or a zombie anthem. Or both. And which also rocks.