I have no idea how I first found Sure Juror, or if they found me. I’m willing to bet Myspace was involved. But over the past year, they played the first show I booked in Lexington and released their superb second album, Smut.
And showing again that the members of Sure Juror tend to be a little, er, sexual (what, naming an album Smut wasn’t a tip?), the boys have put together their favorite songs to have sex to.
“Smut Jams ’06” by Sure Juror
MP3: The Knife – We Share Our Mother’s Health
(Luke’s pick) To be quite frank, this whole record provokes sex for me (how about those phallic masks in the promo shots), from the slow motion, seasick gyrations in “The Captain” to the slick ghost-speak on “One Hit”. But the synthesizer blitzkrieg bop in “We Share Our Mother’s Health” is the best song for my erotic 2006. At club-level volume, the spitting percussion and propulsive bass synth sensuously vibrates every inch of my flesh. The electro tones gliding in and out at an urgent, terror-filled pace and tenor. Between every vocal line the singer gasps for breath, conveying the emergency and ecstasy, a double movement of pleasure and violence. Perhaps a perfect song for sex during wartime? Subversive sex? Under duress sex? Whatever the stakes, this song’s haunting eroticism will be an excellent addition to anyone’s sex/mixtape.
MP3: Nine Inch Nails – Closer
(Midge’s pick)This song has been at the top of my ‘songs-to-f***-to’ list since it came out, but I’ve yet to find that special someone with which to help fulfill my aural fantasy. Just listen to that synth part…How could you resist humping along to that? … But how silly would I feel reciting Reznor’s chunk of breathy spoken-word poetry into my partner’s ear: “I drink the honey/Inside your hive/You are the reason/I stay alive.”
MP3: Iggy and the Stooges – Raw Power
(Sean’s pick)Even before we knew what ‘punk’ was, the Stooges were pushing us to be something new, something contradictory.
MP3: Krzysztof Penderecki – Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
(Drew’s pick) Now let’s all wipe the cocaine from our moustaches, and just relaaaaxxx. Post-coitus style.
David: ” ”
(David has never had sex).
Day 6: Ryan Allen of Thunderbirds Are Now!
Day 5: Michael Nau of Page France
Day 4: Greg from Oh No! Oh My!
Day 3: Tony Miller of Ideal Free Distribution
Day 2: Ivana XL
Day 1: Daniel of Oh No! Oh My!
Mixmas 05 (MP3 links don’t work)
Day 13: Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal
Day 12: Keith Murray of We Are Scientists
Day 11: Justin Rice of Bishop Allen
Day 10: Becca from The Light Footwork
Day 9: Jay from The Light Footwork
Day 8: Christian Owens from Bishop Allen
Day 7: The Rinse
Day 6: Chris of Gorilla vs Bear
Day 5: Dodge from My Old Kentucky Blog
Day 4: Ryan Allen of Thunderbirds Are Now!
Day 3: John Vanderslice
Day 2: Tapes ‘n Tapes
Day 1: Dean from Secret Unicorns Forum