Archive for Old School Sundays

OLD SCHOOL SUNDAYS – MERCURY REV

Posted in MUSIC with tags , on February 21, 2010 by Keyvon

Today’s flashback comes from Mercury Rev. This crazy ass band out of NY has been around for about 20 years, but I didn’t get hip to them til about 10 years later. I had been hearing their tracks on KCRW, so when I saw their 1998 album Deserter’s Song lying around at a house party… I STOLE IT! Woah. I don’t ever steal, but I’m glad I came up on this ridiculous album. The band’s producer and former band member Dave Friedmann also produces the Flaming Lips and the new up-and-coming MGMT. I think you can hear some similarities between the three.

Mercury Rev – Holes

Mercury Rev – Goddess on a Highway

Mercury Rev – Tonite it Shows

OLD SCHOOL SUNDAYS – SPAIN

Posted in MUSIC with tags , on February 14, 2010 by Keyvon

Because it’s Valentine’s Day I am posting some romantic music from Spain. I posted some sad music yesterday so I thought I’d change up the mood. I’ve played Spain for a girl or two in my day and they seemed to love it. I think the ladies fall in love with Josh Haden’s smooth voice. I first heard Josh on Handsome Boy Modeling School’s first album, then really took notice when I heard the shit that Spain was throwing down. These ballads are from their 2001 release, I Believe. To my knowledge it was their third and final album, but the band is still together and plays shows in L.A. from time to time.

Spain – She Haunts My Dreams

Spain – Make Your Body Move

Spain – Oh That Feeling