Keith got the red card.
Hey folks, Chris from Uncritical here. Keith's having problems, as stated earlier. Thus, I arrive to fill in.
Midnight Movies - Blue Babies - Potentially my favorite track from Midnight Movies' self-titled debut album. People have remarked that its devoid of substance, but style rules the day in the 00s. Personally, I'm quite happy with a band who can so effectively echo the bands of the 80s who entranced me - and not in a sound-of-the-week, "We love Gang Of Four" dance rock reprise. Its the love for the artifacts and echoes of what Midnight Movies purvey that draw people to them, something I don't think Midnight Movies are necessarily against. This is the good side of the post-punk revival, style over substance without such drab style.
You can buy it from Insound.
We Are Wolves - La Nature - Bizarre floods and washes of sound emerge from We Are Wolves, striking down the non-believers and crushes naysayers. Jerky spasms that pass for vocals screech over a cunningly conceived mess of synthesizer and bass guitar, metronomic pace keeps the groove friendly, and the effects are never sparing. There's method to the mayhem and I expect some friendly attention to be paid to this trio as a carryover from the hype over fellow Montrealeans Les Georges Leningrad. They're already rocking Canadian radio charts and I'd love to see more people get on board with them. Can we have something this good as the Next Big Thing for once?
You can find more information at the Mintaka Conspiracy website, home to a whole pile of great acts.
Well wishes out to Keith's computer. Have it drink some ginger ale and go to bed early. That always works for me.