Rock and The Rakes
The Rakes - Retreat (mp3)
She’s much better than my therapist. In ways I feel I should be paying her, but she doesn’t have the capacity to accept payment through my insurance. She makes it all make sense and I love her for it. But I don’t. Why not? As I squat in the public restroom I realize I’m vulnerable without my pen. And that this paragraph will never translate correctly from the way I’d first imagined.
In addition to filling my life with his own tremendously influential music, Bright Eyes has turned me on to a diverse group of bands that play regularly in my soundtrack. The list of past openers demonstrates a flair for the unique and the well-crafted (a talent put to good use at Saddle Creek). Arguably my favourite of the bunch, Tilly and the Wall, is set to release a new album called Bottoms of Barrels on May 23rd. After listening to the first single, it might be a collection of songs that are metaphorically (not literally... that would just be weird) remnants from the stylistic barrels of last albums. The band's uniqueness is such a *literal* leap beyond other bands that I suppose more of the same is still groundbreaking.