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Broadcast live on KEXP + Arthur Russell - Kicking Against the Pricks: A Journal About Music Lust

Nov. 2nd, 2005 04:17 pm Broadcast live on KEXP + Arthur Russell

It was a cold, rainy, and dreary day yesterday and I happened to get this album by Arthur Russell in the mail that I had bought a while back based on the amazing reviews that I had read seemingly everywhere. The final straw was reading a list of top albums of 2004 by Mr. Andrew Bird and seeing this 'World of Echo' listed on there. I had also heard some painfully short samples of some tracks online which definitely piqued my interest. Needless to say, it was the perfect strange and soothing soundtrack to a dark day and even darker night. The sound on this record really does envelope you and the sound of his voice is eerie and alluring. I am so glad that I took the chance and bought this album that originally came out almost two decades ago (almost as old as I am!) but that still sounds amazing so many years later. Here's a good story on the artist behind this album:


(The recent daylight savings time switch has got me all fucked up too... the dark comes quicker and eerier and my sleeping pattern is off. I feel strange, aloof, and distant, and this album was perfect for this moody period...)


Oh yeah, the band that I will never tire of writing about, Broadcast just had a live session with the mighty KEXP radio in Seattle a few days back and the results of it can be heard online. They sound fucking great! I am now even more estactic to see them live next Saturday at the Black Cat in D.C. Man, I can't wait to hear all the songs I've only heard isolated in my bedroom live and booming. I will attempt not to get lost in the noise but I really doubt it. They're such an incredible band....

To listen to the sesssion, visit this link: http://www.kexp.org/streamarchive/streamarchive.asp

Select Oct. 30 as the start date and 1:00 PM as the start time, et voila, the Broadcast live session will be up as soon as that dance track is over! They sound soooo great!


Hmm, lastly, I finally got the Art Brut full length yesterday and it's great! I love the frontman's shouted "vocals" and crazy lyrics. Favorite track so far is 'My Little Brother' along with the other excellent tracks 'Bang Bang...' and 'Good Weekend.'

Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll (excellent album!)

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Date:November 2nd, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
That Arthur Russell album is so beautiful. Always makes me tear up when listening to it.
Date:November 3rd, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
i saw them perform a couple of days ago. dreamy.
Date:November 3rd, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
by them, i mean broadcast.
Date:November 4th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
Awesome! I can't wait to see them for myself! Did you pick up any merch at the show and more importantly, how was the opening band?? I hope good. Thanks for sharing...
Date:November 5th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
no merch. and the opening band was pretty good. i kept hearing people say how awful they were, and to not bother going in until broadcast came on. but they were wrong. the openers were cool. three nerdy looking guys doing the soft-loud-soft thing. and when they got loud, they got really loud.