I picked up the Neulander CD this past weekend after hearing the wonderful track "Flying" on KEXP a couple of weeks back. NYC slowertwitch readers (and I know there are at least a couple of you!), do you know anything about this band? I'd encourage you to go see them if you have the opportunity. No idea how good they are live, but I'm really enjoying the album and I suspect they could be really good in concert. A little like The Lovemakers but a whole lot better.
Our Magnetic Fields tickets came in the mail this week. I've seen them twice before and neither time was transcendant, and yet I keep going back. Though the first time I saw them they opened for Yo La Tengo (now there's a good live band) and hadn't heard them much before and it was enough to make me run right out a buy a bunch of their stuff, so it couldn't have been too bad. In any case I'm looking forward to the show.
I've been feeling the need to expand my musical horizons lately. I find KEXP very reliably enjoyable from 6am-2pm every day, and I find it reliably about half-enjoyable from 2-6pm, but I'm listening to so many more albums now that I listen to music at work most of the day that I'm starting to feel the need to supplement our collection. If there's anything you've especially enjoyed lately, I'd appreciate hearing about it.