It is not often I share the locale of a band I am listening to, not sure why perhaps because LA isn’t really a happening place when it comes to music. As for film and TV, well that is another story, you could say LA may have some of that here. :-PThe Broken West formed in Los Angeles in 2004 and after a little name change in 2006 Merge has released their debut full length. A 12 track album consisting of contagious energetic pop that is just fantastic I am not kidding. I know the new Shins album came out today as did Of Montreal’s new one…. But they are rotating over there in my absorbed in section, I just want you to not forget about this highly recommend band The Broken West, give them a listen you’ll be hooked by their airy melodies, I guarantee it.

In other news things are winding down at work, the company I work for is selling to a competitor so by the end of February I have no job (and job hunting is so much fun, almost as much fun as standing in front of a huge audience naked would be, not my idea of a good time). Each day it gets harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning and I am really quite bored in general with the place and I know I was looking for a better job anyway but still now I actually have to look for one…*oh bother* Ok what happened to Broken West’s music? It stopped, press play…Yes see that is much better.

As for other things? Well…lots of stuff is a changing and this would probably be the cause of my space cadet ways last weekend. But my oh my it’s been divine. But it’s jam jam time, bedums for me and Puma (my cat)

So It Goes (mp3 expired) – The Broken West

Big City (mp3 expired) – The Broken West

I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On [Get it]

I just have one question what was with Merge giving away temporary tattoos with pre-ordered purchase of Broken West’s album? What? Are we 12?


5 Responses to “The Broken West, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On”

  1. Don't Need Anything on January 24th, 2007 8:14 am

    oh job hunting blows. ive been looking on and off for the last 7 months. i just gave notice that im quitting my job. time to get my butt in gear!

    do you think much of anyone actually used the temp tattoos? i sure as hell wouldnt.

  2. tad on January 24th, 2007 10:16 am

    that is relentlessly catchy–hand claps even! i swear everything sounds good coming from merge records

  3. mjrc on January 24th, 2007 10:18 am

    oh, i want that cat!! too cute. i had a kitty that looked like that once. she was like a dog, in that she’d go on walks with you and stuff. her name was p.c. (personal cat).

    good luck with the job thing. maybe it’s a blessing in disguise? i’m sorry for saying that, i hate that kind of stuff, but it might be true. . . : )

  4. Rachel on January 24th, 2007 11:42 pm

    Matthew, don’t lie you know you would so use that temporary tattoo! You would wear it and cry when wore off. :-) I would like to know how many people actually used that 90’s trend and how many people just tossed it.

    Tad, I so was thinking of you when I posted this. I know you love your Merge.

    Marcy, Puma says thank you! She is such a love, but so spoiled. How awesome are tabby cats though, I think they have some of the best personalities, but what is even better is the name of your cat p.c. (personal cat) that is freaking rad. I love original shit like that.

  5. Rich on January 25th, 2007 7:53 am

    Good luck with the job biz. I know it can be a bitch. I’m starting a new job in August and just went through that business.

    The cat, btw, is adorable. And the Broken West ain’t too bad either. :D

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