Somewhat (well, completely) inspired by the Mars Needs Guitars group post here
about shoegazer music, we thought we'd throw up a couple of our favorites for the kids to gnaw on. What with the latest releases from current indie luminaries Asobi Seksu
and Dirty On Purpose
(well, the DOP record is officially out at the end of the month) among others, it does seem like there is a resurgence of the form, and we want to do our duty to ensure the youth of today know what the old school set did back in the late '80 and early '90s.
First up is "Today" from Ride
's Today Forever
EP, the existence of which completely escaped us until a couple years back. The short-player was released in between the acclaimed Oxford, England quartet's two landmark sets, Nowhere
and Going Blank Again
. If you surf over to YouTube you can find a video for "Today," but it is filled with some bad emoting, so we won't link to it ourselves. But here is the song, and it's perfect for the endless rainy weeks we're having.
Ride -- "
" -- Today Forever [buy it!
Second: We were please to see MP3hugger's contribution to the MNG post, a very fine Drop Nineteens
cut from the landmark record Delaware
. Our love for Drop Nineteens is pretty well-documented, so we'll hold off on any gushing. But suffice it to say that hearing the band's "Kick The Tragedy" on the local college radio while still in high school led to a lot of other great things, including pretty much our entire college radio career. As such, we prefer the tune below to MP3hugger's choice, while recognizing there isn't really a wrong choice to be made when it comes to choosing tunes off Delaware
Drop Nineteens -- "
Kick The Tragedy
" -- Delaware [buy it!