April 14, 2005

Give me the loving, give me the feeling, give me the touch

MP3 - Apollo Sunshine - I Was On The Moon

It was sometime last year, perhaps during Christmas break, when I got a call from my cousin Matt. When Matt calls me, he does so with a purpose. I checked the clock and saw that it was much later than usual for him to be calling my phone. When I answered he seemed awestruck. I ran outside, in the middle of winter mind you, to give my phone a fighting chance at sustaining service through the entire conversation. He wanted to know if I had ever heard of a band named Apollo Sunshine, I couldn't say that I had. He was disappointed, but happy to report that their live show was one of the best he has seen in recent memory, and coming from a man who knows his music, I was determined to find out if he was right. Apollo Sunshine have that perfect sound for fostering good vibrations. They make use of a wide variety of instruments and noises, and it all blends together in a bright tapestry that is great to listen to. "I Was On The Moon" appears on their latest album, Katonah.

MP3 - Lasse Lindh - The Stuff

God. This song is so simple and so very, very addictive. Lasse Lindh is a Swedish heart throb, and apparently, heart throbs in Sweden are required to actually be fairly good at their trade. I played this song about a dozen times the first week I had it. It just has this magical head nodding flow to it. It's as cool as it gets. If this is emo, someone should give the American kids a heads up. Kudos, Sweden. I'll never doubt you again. This song appears on Lindh's album You Wake Up At Sea Tac.

Visit Apollo Sunshine's official site here.
Hear more Apollo Sunshine songs at their MySpace page.
Watch the video for "I Was On The Moon" here
View the lyrics for "I Was On The Moon" here
Buy Katonah here.
Visit Lasse Lindh's official site here.
View the lyrics for "The Stuff" here.
Buy You Wake Up At Sea Tac here.

Posted by dts at April 14, 2005 1:17 PM
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