I have the best father in the world. I called to tell him that I wasn’t going to be getting home until around midnight and asked if he could tape the two hour season (series?) finale of Arrested Development. Even though he and I are pretty bad with our VCR, sure enough, I came home to find that the entire thing had been taped and was waiting for me.
But Arrested Development wasn’t the only thing I had waiting for me at home. Apparently half the people who send me stuff are still mailing it to my home address. So I had a mound of CDs waiting for me in my room. Some were strange, others were ones I knew I’d want (the new Of Montreal EP!) and some were welcome surprises. Case in point, Skeleton by Figurines.
MP3: Figurines – The Wonder
MP3: Figurines – Rivalry
I remember doing a report on Denmark in middle school. I learned a lot of facts that stuck with me far longer than they needed to. For instance, did you know that their flag alledgedly came from Heaven? Also, there’s a nice statue of the Ariel there, since Hans Christian Anderson lived there (note: these facts might not be true – they’re off the top of my head at 2am).
So how come I didn’t find any mention of Denmark’s thriving music community in all my research? Granted, it was like six years ago, but you’d think there would be some mention. Figurines are a wonderful combination of a couple different musical styles. Vocally they’re a bit Built to Spillish; but instrumentally they remind me of Interpol, had they listened to more Wire. Their album Skeleton will debut in the US on March 7th.
So who watched the season/series(?) finale of Arrested Development? Unfortunately for me, it was the first I’d seen of the third season – I had to read episode reviews online. But still, I thought it was a pretty good way to end the series. Sure, some things seemed a bit rushed. For example, the whole relations thing in the last episode probably would have taken four more episodes to be completely explained. All in all, I was happy with it. In a way, I hope that that’s the end for the series. They did a great job of tying up all the loose ends, and had a season finale that was better than most others can muster. Your thoughts?