Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

the battles of this fashioned war.

ain't what we've been fighting for.

it's only the end of may, but i think the best album of 2008 will be black mountain's "in the future." it came out a few months ago, but i only just got it last night -- picked up a copy on vinyl which conveniently included a password to download free mp3s of the entire album. love when bands do this because i love vinyl, but also like to listen in the car, on the ipod, etc.

the band has really upped the ante since their debut album. they've taken all the best elements of black sabbath, rush, led zeppelin, pink floyd, and neil young and mushed them all into thick, gooey, prog-tastic pleasure.

yes, yes -- there has been other great stuff out this year from bands that i love -- like the new black angels for one -- but like my choice last year for the best (the warlocks' "heavy deavy skull lover"), "in the future" is just a hands-down no-brainer. even the album cover screams awesome-ness:

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i only wish i'd seen the band live this spring, but i'm sure they'll be around again.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

tears of the feeble, hands of the slaves.

i'll be going down for the rest of the slide.