Gabriel Orozco - Cats and Watermelons
On a sunny day with a frisbee in hand, a dog is man's best friend. But in the freezing rain, it's definitely a guitar. And when one-third of Congressmen are millionaires, the frigid sky will never stop falling on us. Drenched strumming voices are composing humanistic umbrellas, but the millionaires are too busy raping their beaurecratic slave boys to notice. Eric Bachmann's subdued strength lyrically wards off the burden-weighted beast and Damien Rice hints a familiar safety with the single of another comforting album. Juana Molina brings her caringly-crafted melodic collage to inspire locally this week, the Inner Banks compares the gustiness outside with the self-conscious warmth within, and Blind Melon articulates the hopelessness of the eternal plain. They'll probably all be bought by Herb Kohl, representing Wisconsin as the richest multi-millionaire in Congress, and used as the soundtrack to his latest series of fake election-year commercials. If he is the man we trust to limit oil company profit, we've already drowned.
Damien Rice - 9 Crimes (stream) [from his upcoming album "9" coming out November 14th]
Juana Molina - Micael (mp3)
The Inner Banks - Acoustic (mp3)
Blind Melon - No Rain (mp3)