Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Preacher’s Sons; when the sun don’t shine

The last thing one wants to hear in the summertime is slow and moody music that is reserved for winter months, right? Right. Alas, I really do not care, as it still rains sometimes in the summer. Also, I can not NOT share these songs with you guys. With that being said, we bring you….

The Preachers Son’s are two brothers ( how adorable is this?) who have been hard at work trying to put out a record and make a name for themselves. Right now, you can download “Looks Like A Sampler” over at their bandcamp, which is 3 “sample” songs to hold us over before their full-length drops. The two boys have done a good job, in just ten minutes and three songs, of keeping me hooked and anticipating hearing more of their polished tunes. Their debut (full length) album Looks Like a Flood, Feels Like a Drought (clever name, right?) has been recorded with the help of their fans and should be released for us any day now!

This is one of those albums I grabbed because I thought the album art looked interesting. It turned out that these guys are right up our alley (we are freaking addicted to hidden gems, if you havent noticed) which rarely happens when you download things because of something like album art or a band name (we all do it, right?)

I don’t know what to do with the things I know
and I can’t tell if it’d gonna rain heaven or hell

This simple yet brilliantly honest lyric above reminds me of when I was a little girl and I would ask my parents questions like “what time is it” and even something unanswerable. Either way, I would often get “I don’t know” in response because they didn’t have an answer for me. I remember the feeling of shock that I got from this because I thought that my parents would just know everything. With age, I have realized that we don’t have all the answers because the course our life takes, even when planned, is unpredictable (and that is why we listen to music, right!?!). I thought this lyric really captured that feeling of instability for me.

Sold? Head over to our new favourite boys’ bandcamp and download Posion Oak, Wadering, and Wormfood (catch the lyric that could have been written by Jesse Lacey…) for FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE!!

Their Myspace
Their Website
Their Bandcamp

Your lazy friends in the grass,

Radiohead; Look out world, we’ve got a new album coming

The art is to not give in, to carry on, persevere. You just have to keep going. The great thing about Nigel is; he raises the bar. He drives you hard. You think you’ve done the take, you think you’ve done your overdub, you think it’s in there and then he says: ‘Maybe one more time’. He gets the best performances out of you. He’s amazing. Cause he also drives himself really hard as well. The quality of the stuff that he does is really high. So, it’s good to be driven hard. (Guitarist Ed O’Brien on producer Nigel Godrich )

Radiohead is just wrapping up their latest album and it should released before the end of 2010. Read an interview here, O’brien souds really excited about to whole process of their new album.

He says that it might be “the best record [they’ve] ever made”. But seriously, what could possibly beat the perfect beauty of In Rainbows? We’re waiting to find out!

Also, this means TOUR DATES . I have been waiting to check Radiohead off my list.. and this should be one golden check mark.

Radiohead’s Myspace
Radiohead’s Webside

WATS and a Summer abroad;

So, for the next couple of weeks, we will be bringing you music from two different continents, opposite sides of the world, etc., literally. I just wanted to say that it has been an awesome blogging for all of you out there who take the time to read and especially comment and a lot of fun making playlists for those of you out there awesome enough to give our mixes a few spins.

But most of all, it has been a complete honor and privilege to be blogging with the best little Sheep that I know. Seriously. 😥

We’ve come a long, long way…

and if i made a fool, if i made a fool, if i made a fool
on the road, there’s always this
and if i’m sewn into submission,
i can still come home to this

and with a face like a dad and a laughable stand,
you can sleep on the plane or review what you said,
when you’re drunk and the kids leave impossible tasks
you think over and over, “hey, i’m finally dead.”

oh, if the trip and the plan come apart in your hand,
you look contorted on yourself, you ridiculous prop.
you’ll forget what you meant when you read what you said,
and you always knew you were tired, but then,
where are your friends tonight?

Stay tuned for some European death metal – more awesome music is always on the horizon over here, haven’t you figured that out yet? Phew, thought so.

Ci vediamo presto. Viva la WATS!

Zanne e lana per sempre,
Il lupo e La pecora