A friend of mine just heard my name on the radio! On 104.1 WBCN The Rock of Boston--they're talking about the book signing at Pandemonium Books on Thursday the 20th. I'll be there with Joe Haldeman and Jeff Carver. How cool is that?
Yeasayer. I'm really digging this recommend from Skott (textiplication.com). He told me I'd like these guys a couple months back. As I write this I'm listening to one of my favorite tracks on All Hour Cymbals, "Waves." I've only listened to Brooklyn-based Yeasayer's debut CD. There's an unrefined character to their sound that makes it feel live and genuine to me. Haven't heard their latest yet, but there's a middle eastern current running through Cymbals, along with a cool retro play with echo and reverb, simply brilliant keyboards--and I love the percussion. In "Waves" and a couple others there's a captivating rolling beat with a steady high-hat.