The Invisible Songs of 2006 (vol. 2)

December 27, 2006

And now, for another exciting installment of…  

The Invisible Songs of 2006 (vol. 2) 

 

Morrissey – “The Youngest Was The Most Loved” from Ringleader of the Tormentors (Attack). “There is no such thing in life as normal.” It’s pure Morrissey. His latest record was his second consecutive solo album that didn’t suck. (Actually, it sort of rocks).

 

The Roots – “Baby” from Game Theory (Def Jam). The Roots from Philadelphia prove once again (just as they did on Phrenology) that they are still one of the best working rock bands today.

 

Man Man – “Engwish Bwudd” from Six Demon Bag (Ace Fu). This song is crazy: Think Tom Waits singing a Mother Goose story… on Halloween… in some stop-action Tim Burton movie.

 

Teddybears – “Yours To Keep” from Soft Machine(Big Beat/Atlantic). This song is troubling and addictive as crack. I imagine it would make the perfect background for an OC montage. (I sort of despise myself for liking it so much.) 

 

Grizzly Bear – “The Knife” from Yellow House (Warp). This song happily of reminds me of the Beach Boys taking a long hot shower on drugs together with the Velvet Underground. Wouldn’t it be nice when we are older…

 

Voxtrox – “Rise Up In Dirt” from Mothers, Sisters, Daughters and Wives (Cult Hero). With every song, Ramesh Srivastava makes all of your perfect indie-pop dreams come true. This just happens to be my favorite Voxtrot tune this year.

 

Asobi Seksu – “New Years” from Citrus (Friendly Fire). Behind all the dreamy shoegaze shine and shimmer, this band offers up a beauty of a pop song riding on the MBV-esque waves of feedback.  

MAYA BOND – Kyutto Papa (Cute Papa) mayabond.com

Maya Bond– “Cute Papa.” I saw this posted on Gorilla vs. Bear, and listened to this song three days straight. My roommates now refer to people as Cutie Papa Face. I think the singer is 6 years old.

 

Measles Mumps Rubella – “Algorithm of Desire” from Fantastic Success (Doubling Cube). It’s a dance-punk song played like only a band from DC could do.

 

The Decemberists – “Sons & Daughters” from Crane Wife (Capitol). The band that dared to take on Stephen Colbert, give us the indie Brit folk rock we all expected (and deserve, despite the move to Capitol).

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