Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Finished Symphony: Bitter:Sweet on KCRW

This is definitely going to be a week dominated by female vocalists.

While Bitter:Sweet is reminiscent of many other groups, they offer something fresh and appealing. They've been getting a load of press lately, and I'd say deservedly so. The band has been endorsed by Aurgasm, featured on Zune, and generously compared to the likes of Serge, Portishead and Everything But The Girl.

As seems to be the case with many artists, this set from KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic provided my introduction. While their sound may seem merely so many beeps and bloops, they performed with a full orchestra here. As with their predecessor, I think it adds a lot, although it must limit touring capacity.


1. Don't Forget To Breathe
2. Overdue
3. Dirty Laundry
4. The Mating Game
5. Interview
6. Moving Forward
7. Heaven
8. Bittersweet Faith
9. Moody


Full Set: Here
Tastemaking: Here

In other news...

The Torture Garden celebrates three hundred posts with an very insightful look at the state of blogging. Incidentally, Zune is referenced.

gets with the holiday spirit.

A rather amusing blurb in the Voice today:

"Long Island’s [Straylight Run] feature two dudes from Taking Back Sunday who abandoned emo-rock to play emo-prog; they also have a killer emo-disco tune about hot tubs."

I can't argue about that last part. They'll be at the Bowery on December 3th.

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