Thursday, August 5, 2010

reviews of things

iron chic-not like this

This record has cool doodly notes. The lyrics on this record are about being a person. Some of the subjects touched on seem very sad, almost fucked up in nature; but they are presented in such a way that makes them seem like the thoughts of every sad, almost fucked up person ever. There's an uplifting unity found in simply stating you're confused, frustrated, discouraged, and alive to other people in the same boat. Iron Chic have tapped into that unity in a way rarely heard or seen. Plus there are cool doodly notes going on in the background so it doesn't really bum you out too much. I'm not sure how they did it, but apparently the record has a chorus consisting of everyone who as ever patted anyone on the back ever shouting "whoooooaaaaaaa" from the first track through the record's end. It's a pretty cool thing to have on your record. Skinny kids take their shirts off and love the shit out of everyone when Iron Chic play. Fat kids do the same thing. It's very rare that the large and small can agree like they do over this band. This is the type of record that makes bands break up because they know they'll never be able to touch what this record touches. You can pre-order this here.

*editor's note: I always sing "couldn't conceive of moving into it." in that song about the basement and time and shit. I just think it's a cool line in the spirit of thinking about the past and how maybe one time you played in the basement or hung out or had band practice there...but never thought you'd end up living in a half finished basement or something. I know that's not the line, but it's just a thought. I'm not a nerd, or anything.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

word games special k edition

kevin in the afternoon
knockin' on kevin's door
up in kevin (not only here)
just like kevin
kevin 17
kevin is whenever
the girl who lives on kevin hill
downward is kevinward
to kevins
kevin inside you're hell
the barricades of kevin
for me this is kevin
kevinly arms
christmas in kevin
the kingdom of kevin must be taken by storm
all the things that go to make kevin and earth
kevin is a truck
south of kevin
evacuating kevin
monkey gone to kevin
kevin(a bunch)
near wild kevin
kevin & hell
sell my old clothes, i'm off to kevin
kevin here
tears in kevin
kevin knows i'm miserable now
kevin's pregnant teens
skag kevin
for kevin's sake
kevin for the weather
return to kevin
stairway to kevin
kevin is a place on earth
this could be kevin
kevin is a halfpipe
kevin for everyone
kevin and hell
something happened on the way to kevin
kevin on the 7th floor
i wish u kevin