Peter’s grandfather regularly remarks that he believes music continues to get better and better. Peter has to agree.
Peter liked a lot of things in 2010. Mostly he liked the music. let me count the reasons:
Something about this Morning Benders cover of Macca’s Ram On makes me think of what Brian Wilson’s music might have sounded like if he were born in 1980.
Morning Benders : “Ram On” (Paul McCartney cover) :
Miniature Tigers // Fortress : “Gold Skull” :
The Morning Benders // “Big Echo” : 2010.03.09 : Rough Trade
genre power baroque
sounds like wall of Roccoco. air conditioning and soft carpet. calling for the captain ashore. tea kettle whistles, water glass percussion and kitchen sink acoustics. a platter of ripe fruit.
notes I don’t feel I’m being over the top when I say it reminds me of a good Beatles album. it’s quite obvious this was produced by Chris Taylor.
verdict best album of the year?
“Cold War” :
see also : this incredible video