What makes a “good” album? How many albums are simply deemed “good” because the band is popular and it is expected? Unfortunately more than I can count…I have been asked where I find the music that gets posted on Untitled and I never really know what to say to that…I don’t really find it in a specific place really, I just listen…I try to put all genres, stereotypes and expectations aside and just listen…
I have a tendency to stay away from listening to anything really popular until the smoke clears…Just because I give myself time to have an open mind about it all, it is difficult to have an open mind about an album when everywhere you look it’s being talked about…Because for me this is not a popularity contest, I could give two shits what Pitchfork says about a record or what band will give you the most hits and Hype love. Just give me the album, let me put it on and absorb each song one at a time and then repeat it.

So on that note shall we get to the music?

Matador has just released The Pony’s full length debut, Turn The Lights Out and man Matador knows how to pick them, I shit you not. This Chicago based band can play some fantastic indie-rock punk but they aren’t afraid to show their softer side either. They have a slew of shows lined up, including The Earl in Atlanta, GA tonight (Rich?) and Johnny Brenda’s in Philly on March 25th and they will even be coming to The Echo in LA on April 14th. Check out their myspace to see when they are playing near you and while you are at it you can listen to a couple of my picks off their new album:

mp3: Turn The Lights Out (mp3 expired) – The Ponys

mp3: Kingdom of Hearts (mp3 expired) – The Ponys

Turn The Lights Out 2007 Get it

Andrew Spencer Goldman is the master mind behind the Fulton Lights, his self titled full length debut was just released on Android Eats Records…When I first heard this album I was sold instantly, the album has been playing repeatedly on my pod for the last week now. Soft melodic arrangements accompany Spencer’s hushed vocals, all led by a slow trip-hop beat…It is all just beautiful; the album is a pleasure and a true treasure indeed.

mp3: 1,000 Little Eyes (mp3 expired) – Fulton Lights

mp3: Fire In the Palm of My Hand (mp3 expired) – Fulton Lights

Fulton Lights 2007 Get it

And that “Sweet” image up there is actually from this t-shirt site I ran across on the web called, Rad Rowdies and they have a t-shirt that says, “I’m A Dork” in this 70’s retro font it’s freaking awesome!


6 Responses to “Mid-Week Music Galore”

  1. drainpip on March 22nd, 2007 5:43 pm

    Good tunes AND a new banner? How lucky are we??

  2. Mentok the Mind-taker on March 23rd, 2007 9:19 am

    Speaking of Sweet!, love the new look.

    It’s looking more and more like your long-dreamed-of music magazine.

    Now all you need are a few other magaziney type departments like, “Food and Lifestyles”, “Seen About Town” or “The Tattler” ;-)

  3. Rachel on March 23rd, 2007 2:50 pm

    Thanks guys :) I feel all warm and fuzzy.

    Question Mentok: What would a column entitled “The Tattler” be about?

  4. Mentok the Mind-taker on March 23rd, 2007 3:59 pm

    “Gossip, innuendo and witticisms about the who’s-who, who’s-news and who’s-snooze from our anonymous team of local gadflies and gadabouts.”

    How does that sound? It’s an original description, so it’s yours to keep if you like it.

  5. Rachel on March 23rd, 2007 9:53 pm

    And that Dear Sir would explain why your door will be the first one I go knocking on when the time comes…


  6. Rich on March 24th, 2007 7:04 am

    I did make it to that Ponys show — loudest damn band I’ve seen in two years, and sounded nothing like the album. I thought it was fine, but other people there LOVED it and were still raving at the Thursday show at the same venue. So your mileage may vary.

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