Thanks to Blogger and Lexington’s ABC news network for linking to me/featuring me in the past day. I’ve seen a lot of new names pop up in the comments, and a lot of people emailing me for the first time. Hopefully I won’t drop the ball now that the pressure’s on. All I know is that, if I do drop it, it won’t be because of this song. I highly suggest it.
MP3: Jason Forrest – War Photographer
Say you like apples. They’re your favorite fruit by a fairly wide margin. You also like oranges a little bit, but not nearly as much as apples. So naturally you would always reach for the apple, right? Wrong. If you don’t have any varity, eventually you’ll get burned out on apples. One day you’ll wake up and not even want to see another apple. That’s when oranges start to look pretty good.
Jason Forrest is an orange. Not literally, of course. It’s just that after wading through a sea of Myspace bands, my ears embraced his uniqueness like he was the only citrus left in the bowl. “War Photographer” is a aural delight. It starts off deceptively, with jerky drumming and some clapping. But then we get the signal. Some far-off guitar in the right channel heralds one of the most rocking instrumentals that I’ve heard in a long time. Not only is it rocking, but it’s organic. It changes, it moves, it flows. The most incredible thing, though, is that it forms a picture without speaking even a single word. Can’t you just see it now? The guitars doing battle while trumpets blast a melody right in your ear. It’s almost like the Go Team! are having a fight with Four Tet.
I can’t highly suggest the music video for “War Photographer” enough. It’s something special.
STG’s new Said the Guests edition: Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
Yesterday Other Matt from Skatterbrain and I both posted things from the BBC. He did Mogwai. If you live in Kentucky, don’t forget that they’ll be at The Dame on March 3rd.
The trailer for Special looks okay. Guy takes a drug that he thinks gives him super powers, when in reality the only side-effect is that it makes him think that. Could be good, I guess.
I can’t stop listening to the Bangles’ “Walk Like an Egyptian.” Send help.