Thursday, August 14, 2008
The Southern Sons- Above My Head, I Hear Music In the Air
No more music.
Apropos of absolutely nothing other than my desire to hear America's greatest sounds, here's a song recorded 67 years and twenty days ago. The Southern Sons are largely forgotten today. This vital compilation is out of print, but a handful of Southern Sons songs are available as MP3s here.
There's all kinds of exciting rock action from Kansas City:
*"Any Moment Now," the new single from Koufax, is a marvel. They deliberately evoke Morphine (the "cure for pain" lyric is no accident) while exhibiting Spoon-style ambition. Fantastic!
*The new video by Reggie and the Full Effect amuses me.
*As disclosed by my pals at the Pitch, the new Architects video is now available for public viewing.
*Kansas City, Kansas, native Janelle Monae is confusing me. Is her new release the first in a series of EPs? Is the "special edition" with a bonus CD worth the extra money? Should I wait for a proper full length? So complicated...
Kansas City Click: Southerly and Antennas Up are among the artists joining There Stands the Glass interview victim Adam Marsland at the Record Bar this evening.