It’s weeks like this that being a music blogger is a both a blessing and a curse. There’s so much cool that came out this week that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with it all. Let’s see, Arctic Monkeys, Pterodactyl, Midnight Movies, Detroit Cobras, Alex Delivery, Two Cow Garage, and Thee More Shallows all have new discs out. I could really use a couple 28 hour days to keep up with my listening.
About Thee More Shallows, I first featured this tune, “Night At The Knight School,” on the Michael Stanley Made Me Do It Podcast back in March. As far as I can tell, it really doesn’t have anything to do with swords and trusty steeds — boredom and creative ways of killing time aren’t exactly the stuff of legends. Interestingly, while the lyrics are rooted in the mundane, musically, “Night At The Knight School” is anything but boring. It builds slowly with some fuzzed out keys, and subtle percussion. Layers come and layers go — a little horn here, some more low end fuzz –it’s built up for the sole purpose of being broken down. At times it can be smooth and elegant, and other times frantic and loud. This is the stuff of headphone legends.
MP3:Thee More Shallows – Night At The Knight School
For the Cleveland Rockers, Thee More Shallows will be in town at The Beachland Tavern on Sunday, May 20th.