I honestly cannot recommend the new Pianos Become The Teeth record, The Lack Long After, enough. The past month that I've spent with it, it's absolutely tore me apart every time I hear it. For me, this is the most emotional record I've heard within the past..x amount of years. Lyrically, it's absolutely heart-wrenching - every word. Sitting here, it still makes me shake. There's something about music, about this record, about heart, emotion, connection...that just stays with you - it gets inside your veins.
"Just sit down, and let it be, if only today, if only for me,
that day, what exactly were you selling, preach?
It's misery, these screaming dreams, you see, we all gotta get so broken eventually
and most shouldn't strut around with such confidence
because most of the time, your feet are the same whether he's there or not,
and most of the time, my feet were the same whether you were here or not,
and I take it hard, I take it to heart, and it tears me apart
and I get so tired in that 3 o'clock sun,
it grows right on time, right in front of me,
I've seen some days, and in some ways, I'm always in and out of living in the now
but it sheds years when you still smell the cedar,
Explain to me,
I wish I could find a god's teeth to grit them for him
I'd cut off his ears, put them to my heart, he'd hear me break,
I'd make it obvious to see,
show him a face like water frozen over,
a face that's absorbed everything,
show him it was the wrong day,
show him that I've seen my reach,
explain to me,
just sit down, let it be, if only today, if only for me
I've tried to forget what was said after the fact,
I'm talking to my own soul,
I bottle these potent thoughts,
I'm not obtuse anymore,
I'm not talking to anyone,
I'm not a door anymore
explain to me,
honestly, I don't know if I'd believe if you walked right on time, right in front of me."
First off, I just want to thank everyone for being so welcoming my first day as a staff member yesterday. I'm incredibly glad to be a part of this environment.
Also, I've been really digging He Is We's upcoming debut record, My Forever. The record comes out next week, will please fans of The Morning Of and similar artists, and my review will probably be up early next week.
I can't seem to be getting enough of Jeff Buckley's Grace right now. Pure beauty.
On another note, both Escape the Fate and Good Charlotte's new albums - of course - are awful.
However, Underoath's new track "In Division" is great; Disambiguation drops next Tuesday and will probably be my top 5 for me.
Reviews I'll have up this week: Blank Page Empire's debut record, Sinners, Thieves, and Beggars (RIYL: As Cities Burn) Scarlet Grey's Fancy Blood EP (RIYL: late AFI) Commerce's The Things I Say Vs. The Things I Mean (RIYL: Death Cab For Cutie-esque music) A Bullet For Pretty Boy's Revision:Revise, an unexpectedly decent heavy release.
Great music, filmed wonderfully, odd film in general but nonetheless very artistic.
Anyways, all that really matters is the music, which was fantastic. Very excited for Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to drop November 22nd, and his G.O.O.D Friday tracks have all been great, as well. Keep 'em coming.
Between his G.O.O.D Friday tracks, singles, and now this video, there's no question that Kanye West is the most creative, innovative hip-hop artist of today.