Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Roman Numerals- Msr. Control
Out of control.
The Roman Numerals are "the" band in their hometown of Kansas City. They've recently been cover boys for both the Pitch and the Star's weekly entertainment section. As the band puts it, they engage in "creative revisionism." So echoes of Joy Division and the Cure abound, but those bands never sounded quite like this. The Roman Numerals will perform in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago in coming months. "Msr. Control" and "Can We Trust Your Architect" can be downloaded at MySpace. My favorite song on the new album, "The Rule of V," streams there as well. Blue Collar Distro sells it here.
I'm giddy with anticipation for the new Hold Steady album, Boys and Girls In America. Stereogum posted a link to a podcast in which Craig Finn plays five of his favorite songs from his teenage years. And this site offers a new song. It sounds less like Springsteen and more like Seger. "Night Moves," indeed.
As much as I enjoyed the big show headlined by Chris Brown three nights ago, I keep thinking about the thousands of teenage girls enthusiastically rapping along to wildly inappropriate songs like this by Juelz Santana and this by Lil Wayne. I also love them, but I'm not an impressionable 15-year-old.