List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.
I am going to decline to tag seven people to pass the meme on to, but if you’re reading this and interested, please accept this as an invitation. Anyway, here are my seven songs:
Bloc Party – Mercury YouTube
I first heard this track when I saw Bloc Party open their set with it at the Hydro Connect Festival last month. It’s a great track – loads of energy – and despite the fact I have heard it exactly once, it has burrowed its way firmly into my head.
Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook Video – Not Safe for Work!
The opening track of the increasingly iconic Icelandic band’s latest album, this song is quite simply the sound of pure joy. An very interesting diversion from the band’s trademark slow-building crescendos.
Youth Group – In My Dreams
One of the standout tracks from Youth Group’s recently released follow-up to their breakthrough Casino Twilight Dogs album, The Night Is Ours. Some great pics and a link to the first single from the new album over at Boudist.
John Butler Trio – Peaches and Cream
I have an extremely limited CD collection to draw upon in my car currently, and one of the few CDs I have is JBT’s ragingly successful Sunrise Over Sea. Is there anything like driving through the gumtree-smattered suburban roads of Sydney with some authentically Australian music playing in the background?
Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends YouTube
Again this track reflects the current limitations of my CD collection, but in the very least it is pretty topical, and Green Day must be given plaudits for somehow remaining “cool” for over 15 years.
Augie March – Watch Me Disappear
The title track from Augie March’s forthcoming fourth album, which will be released on October 11th. One of my favourite bands, and I am looking forward to seeing them live again in either Sydney or Melbourne. Tour dates here. You can hear two tracks from the new album from their MySpace page.
Manic Street Preachers – Your Love Alone Is Not Enough YouTube
Another highlight of the Hydro Connect Festival, the Manics have had a mixed record in recent years, but there is certainly something to like about this single from their latest album.