Sunday, May 13, 2007

I Haven't Wanted To Do Anything For A Long Time. But Whatever You Got Right Now Would Probably Suit Me Fine.

It always ratchets me down a couple of notches but I can't help it. I love listening to Elliott Smith. The twin doppelganger voices, the piercing guitar, the intense and hushed melodies. It's a fucking bummer but I do it anyway, like a lovesick junkie. In our house Sundays are always reserved for record store excursions and today proved bountiful with the purchase of Smith's second posthumous release New Moon. A double album that mines through Elliott's vault of unreleased gems, NM comes across more as an unearthed full album and not like a handful of tracks hastily cobbled together for mass consumption and dollar wasting. Seaching through record bins for that tiny kernel of aural joy isn't unlike spending time going through an artist's unreleased material, and you can feel the time and love put into this project. Perfect for those lazy days when the only thing that can bring you comfort is the sound of an old friend's voice. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Elliott Smith: Angel In The Snow (highly rec'd!!)

Elliott Smith: Going Nowhere

Elliott Smith: Whatever (Folk Song In C) (highly rec'd!!)

Elliott Smith: Miss Misery (Early Version)


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