I’m growing exhausted with the bedroom pop style of production: Sure, every so often I’ll champion something of that exact ilk, but only when it’s truly sensational, when there’s a genuinely brilliant pop song lurking within. The typical elements; reverb-laden guitars; tap-tap percussion of no rawness, no subtlely; there’s little to pay a devoted amount of attention to. Jordan Danelz veers just outside of this tiresome tag. ‘Red String Silver Bird’, like many of Danelz’s other tracks (in one, his lyrics give instructions on how to “bury your boss”), has a certain honesty, a personality that often songs within this genre distinctly lack. Like Bradford Cox with a smaller set-up; maybe it’s just me envisioning a grand career for this guy, but I can see acres of potential waiting to be stepped upon by Jordan.
“The One I Love / Everything In It’s Right Place” by Radiohead // Live in Japan (10.5.08)
It’s a slow weekend and I felt like breaking into some of the old tracks that I hadn’t listened to in a while. While doing so, I stumbled across this soundboard recording of Radiohead mixing R.E.M.s “The One I Love” with “Everything in it’s Right Place” and it certainly has been a few years since I laid back and fell in love with this, so why not share it on the main page until I discover something fresh and new to share.
* Interesting side note: Radiohead being my favorite band, the first time I ever saw them live was while they were opening for R.E.M.