sometimes I forget that THCP are from California. they're so uncool and they embrace it and rock your socks off. kinda like Pavement, who are also from California. anyways, this song is from their forthcoming This Is a Desert EP, and it's awesome.
there is a reason that 30 sec previews don't do The Strokes (or Julian) justice. Strokes magic (the natural phenomenon which doctors recommend you experience on a daily basis) lies in build up build up build up and RELEASE.
2011 US tour 4/3 Amos' Southend, Charlotte, NC 4/4 The National, Richmond, VA 4/6 Radio City Music Hall, NY 4/8 Stage AE, Pittsburg, PA 4/9 Outland Live, Columbus, OH 4/10 The Blue Note, Columbia, MO 4/30 Hollywood Forever, LA 5/1 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA 5/3 The Backyard, Austin, TX 5/4 Woodlands Pavilion, Woodlands, TX
check out their MYSPACE for European dates and more
BONUS: SPIN has a photo shoot about the band called "10 Years of Downtown Cool",which includes a photo with Ryan Adams (and Courtney Love, unfortunately) which I had never seen before:
I liked this one too: my only complaint is that SPIN, like a lot of other mags/blogs, continues to talk about Drew Barrymore as Fab's (ex) love interest and don't talk a lot about Binki, whom Fab has been with for a good few years now. at least since 2008, which was three years ago, and probably a little longer.
mmmm Angles is building up to be monumental. my attempts at lyrics:
Animals will take these things about some pain that they once felt There’s no one that I disapprove more of or root for more than myself I wanted to pretend that it was better better better on the phone I didn’t wanna tell you I was jealous jealous jealous and alone So we talked about ourselves in hell To forget the love we never felt Are we all jokes, then what’s the world? It matters too Don’t try to stop us, don’t try to stop us, don’t try to stop us Get out of the way Got to get to climb your tree in the light of the living ghost I see She sees her father in the poor man’s eyes It’s crippling he says (?) Animals on tv singing about something they felt at some point I wanted to tell you it was better better better What’s the point? As I watched the veil With dreams so clear And the door was closed For forty years Cause we hide what we don’t wanna hear As we hide our dream here He is coming from a part of hell Well why then do I not go down well (?) We can tell it well I’m barely up It’s a picture man, we dig as well Making fools out of the best of us Making robots of the rest of us And the tale to tell a million girls today Where’s our time just look Don’t try to stop us don’t try to stop us don’t try to stop it Get out of the way
at 3:48, while Jules is singing "I'll wait for you", I swear Fab is about to cry. HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY, CAL! your dad is the coolest dude alive.