Last night I was watching a DVRed Letterman when the musical guest came on. Normally, I don’t give two shits about the musical guests on talk shows or SNL or whathaveyou. But I watched this one because the lead singer looked like a pudgy middle aged guy with a receding hairline. You know, out of solidarity. Anyway, as I watched it, I couldn’t believe what I was listening to. At first I didn’t know what to make of it. By the middle I was impressed. And at the end when he started growling, I think my jaw hit the floor.
Is this a popular band? Future Islands? I’ve never heard of them, although I just read that they’re from Baltimore. Not much new music ever makes me go “what the fuck did I just see?”
So I live in bubble, an unhip bubble and have very little interactions with anything “scene” like in Baltimore. But I went a few weeks ago and saw the lead singers other band The Snails at the Ottobar and had a really great time even though my friends and I were the oldest ladies in the bar.
I found this oddly compelling. I could hardly understand the singer and his “moves” were…I don’t know. I don’t dislike it. Sort of a cross between James Brown and Napoleon Dynamite. I mean that in a good way, I think.
these guys totally should’ve come out in the ’80s, but i’ll still take ‘em now. i’m impressed.
This week the Great Lakes ice coverage has reached 90.5% according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, which has been recording this information since the ’70s. With cold temperatures set to continue for the next fortnight, the record of 95% ice coverage set back in 1979 is poised to be broken.