Nothing Is Ever As Good As It Was. And What's Good For Your Soul Will Be Bad On Your Nerves If You Reverse It.
You know, hype is a funny thing. It can kill anticipation. Back in December, you couldn't blog 5 feet without tripping over leaked tracks from Jenny Lewis' solo debut Rabbit Furcoat. And now that January's winter grip has finally taken hold what are we left with? Nothing. Even though her album won't be released until next week it already feels old. And that, my friends, sucks. It sucks because Ms. Watson et. al have created a beautifully majestic album about love, failed relationships, cherished friends, and well, rabbit furcoats. Do yourself a favor and pick this album up when it's released on the 24th. It's well worth it. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins: Melt Your Heart
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins: Rise Up With Fists
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins: You Are What You Love
Also, good news on the dvd front: you can finally bring the Bloc Party live show to your living room. Out today is the God Bless Bloc Party DVD, with a tour documentary and live performances. Wanna see a clip? Of course you do. Vice Recordings has plenty to gander at. Dig it: Bloc Party DVD Trailer
God Bless Bloc Party consists of a one-hour documentary filmed around Bloc Party's June 2005 shows at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, and a July 2005 festival performance in Belfort, France. Featuring interviews, backstage footage, and blistering live performances, the documentary also shows the band taking in Los Angeles, discussing the meaning of their music, and navigating their newfound celebrity. Includes live performances of 13 songs, including Banquet, Helicopter, Like Eating Glass, She's Hearing Voices, This Modern Love, So Here We Are, Positive Tension, Price Of Gasoline, The Marshals Are Dead, Pioneers, Blue Light. Luno, and Little Thoughts.