Today, February 4, 2010 is Pick Apart The Past: Wolves Among The Sheep’s one month birthday! It may seem like a month is not monumental enough to be celebrating but for us, it is a pretty big deal. We entered this vast and intimidating world of blogging with, I can truly say, no expectations what-so-ever.
We are beyond grateful for the minds that have been curious enough to pay us a visit, the eyes that have been interested enough to read our words, the ears that have trusted our opinions enough to listen, the fingers that have been generous enough to share us with others that are way out of our reach and to the blogs that have been nice enough to befriend us in our fetus-like days. We thank you from the bottom of our wild and slightly animalistic hearts and we appreciate you all immensely and please always feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions – they matter to us!
To all of the bands that have created music that is too beautiful to not be hunted, chewed, digested and praised – we thank you as well because none of this would have been inspired without your music. Especially to those musicians who have been wonderful enough to contact us, let us know that they have stopped by and offered words of encouragement – it means more to us than you will ever know! Thank you.
I would also like to thank my blogging half; it has been a long, slightly bitter but entirely enjoyable experience, which without you and your do-er and push-er ways, I would never have had the pleasure of becoming a part of. You are so annoying the best!
In exactly a month, we have had the privilege of featuring music from 21 bands which include:
and the days only look brighter from this point forward! We have a few new ideas in store for the future along with tons of music to discuss and we can not wait to let it all unfold – we only hope that you continue to stick around! Yes, you! You! You! You gorgeous creatures!
Forever blogging and feeling,
The Wolf & The Sheep
Alright, to be blunt, they are not a band that we would usually pay attention to because they are just not our style. But, when we heard that they were “trying something new” with their latest album, Beggars, we decided to try it out because we were curious and bored and… well, why the hell not? After a few listens, it was easy to dismiss the album as a whole. More specifically, we did not fall in love with it as a unified work. However, we must admit, there are two songs in particular that won our hearts over. Beggars and Circles (which even had the honor of making it into our seasonal fall playlist! That’s how much we love this song) have been two songs that we always go back to. Let’s see. iTunes play count for: All the World is Mad: 5. In Exile and Wood and Wire: 3. Circles: … a solid 40.
You see what I’m saying?
I guess we all have albums or artists like this.
When it comes to their pre-Beggars work… Let’s just say that we tried it out, and it did not go so well. More specifically, every song we tried ended about 20 seconds into it. I guess it’s just too heavy to handle.
But we simply can’t help ourselves with these two songs. The soothingly slow melody picks up gracefully and is backed by thoughtful lyrics. Our fingers are crossed that their next album will have this exact sound, for 45 minutes straight. Maybe then we can become real fans, but only time will tell…
Anyways, the point of all of this is to let you all know that Thrice is featured on Daytrotter this week, which can be found over here. And, yes, you guessed it, our two favourite songs happened to be the ones Thrice (or Daytrotter.. or the music Gods… we’re not exactly sure how it works) chose to include in their session! Obviously, the music Gods love the wolf and the sheep. Naturally.
So, should we feel bad that we only love two songs by this band? And who else thinks that Circles sounds a little bit like Radiohead?
True progress means
Matching the world to the vision in our heads,
We always change the vision instead
Have a listen over here and then head over to the Daytrotter site and download them for free!
Can you safe guard your breath in the night while you sleep
Keep your heart beating steady or sure?
As you lie in your bed does the thought haunt your head
That you’re really rather small?
We care for one thing here - to share sounds and words and melodies and ideas that are so beautiful, they'll make you want to fall apart and sleep forever.
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