It’s been a while, friends. If I’m honest, I probably could have predicted this near-total shutdown of listening to/caring about anything happening in the music world after wrapping myself up in so much other stuff – school, getting married, getting a new job.
But man, that itch just never really leaves, does it?
I know that things around the music blog world have been (mostly) fine since I’ve been away though. People are still doing their thing. Old blog stalwarts are still churning out great shit, though I do have to wonder what the fuck all the hype about Shamir is.
I’ve had it in my head to write again. First about that Girl Band EP, and then more recently about Day Wave’s Headcase EP that I’ve been listening to non-stop. The urge to write has been getting more frequent.
And then today I read about the new Beach Slang album, and sat down with the first single, “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” and – bang! – here I am, wanting to write about something again.
I suppose the new Beach Slang single and album is more of a conduit than it is something for me to talk about (though I do like the song. It’s the type of song to pile all your friends in the car and drive to the water with.)
Beach Slang’s new digs, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, isn’t out until October 30th, but this will work for the remainder of the summer. Do your pre-ordering through the fine folks at Polyvinyl.