Got pretty drunk today and before I plug in to record a Late Night Conversations podcast, I want to quickly pen together some thoughts on an album I've been streaming all week.
It's by a band called Weatherbox that I've been into now for a couple of years. It wasn't until the other day that Fin reminded me that we saw them open up for Look Mexico a couple of years ago and they were kinda dickish on stage.
I totally remember thinking that an opening band performed that night who appeared to not be in the mood to perform - but I didn't know it was the same band tho'.
Anyhoo -- this new album - Flies in All Directions - is an absolute keeper. It kinda fits in nicely with a number of albums I've been listening to a lot this year (The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die, You Blew It!, Everyone Everywhere, Cloud Nothings, Manchester Orchestra, Nothing, Modern Baseball)
I know there's an "emo revival" of sorts that has gone through a rather odd progression. One could actually track the roots back for 2007 or so and technically this band has been at the fore-front.
I really don't want to think about what sound or genre to classify this band into. They've put out a great album along with a number of other bands who are putting out some incredible shit right now.
Can't wait to pick this up on vinyl and add it to my 2014 purchases.