I Grew Up... In a Glue Factory!
First off, this is why I used to love reading Pitchfork every day.* Brent DiCriscenzo absolutely SKEWERS Travis Morrisons absolutely abyssmal cover of Ludacris's "What's Your Fantasy." There are not words for how bad this is. Listen at your own risk.
In other news, Creed have broken up. Can I get a Hallelujah?
Of course, this means that we'll have to deal wirth 1) All the mebers of Creed BUT Scott Stapp forming their own band, and 2) Scott Stapps solo project of songs inspired by The Passion of The Christ, due in September.
Both of these will suck, I fortell.
But enough about bad music.
Next weeks MP3's are going to be provided by guest MP3J Cameron of GarageDream so look forward to much britlove and Moz obsession and I don't really know what he has in store. I'm sure it'll be much awesome though.
And you just want me to get to the MP3's, eh?
The Chinese Stars - The Fastest Horse Yet - comprised of former members of Arab on Radar, Providence RI's, the Chinese Stars (who have a full length coming soon), sound like what people probably expected from Liars second album. Bringing the Punk to Discopunk, this song, with it's forceful, driving backbeat, thick, piercing basslines, and Angus-esque proclamations (though, IMHO, far better lyrically thann anything Angus had produced, if with less chant potential), the Chinese Stars seem intent to force more acknowledgment of the Punk side of Disco Punk. This is off of last years Turbo Mattress EP. If you buy it, the disc is shaped like an actual Chinese Star. Which is quite badass.
[Buy the Turbo Mattress EP at Amazon.com!]
And, seeing as the Belmont Stakes is this weekend, with yet another Triple Crown contender (thats... what? 5 in 7 years or something? He's doomed. Or due. Either way.), I figured I'll deliver you a double dose of Equine discopunk love.
Erase Errata - The White Horse is Bucking - More than any other current band that draws the comparison, Erase Errata remind me of Gang of Four. They have that same penchant for short bursts of anarchic, dancable aggression, lyrics that are stated more than sung, and guitars that just seem to slide in and out of the beat. This track, off of 2003's At Crystal Palace is probably my favorite off of that album, but somebody, somewhere needs to do some sort of extended mix to make this work as a floor track (much like the Three Girl Rhumba remix posted over at Flux a while back. Erase Errata, like Wire, write very danceable songs that just aren't long enough to actually dance to.)
[Buy At Crystal Palace at Amazon.com!]
*Note, that does nto mean I like reading negative reviews per se - most of the Forks negative reviews are the result of pretentious wankery of which I want no part. But when they are right, they are RIGHT, and far more eloquent and bilious about it than i could ever be.