Yesterday was beautiful. Ryan (the CTO) told me I was doing a great job and he felt that I was really responsible and reliable. *weee!* Not only did I get into work at 11 and left at 5, but I also get Friday off ‘since we’ve all been working so hard’. With an hour and a half to spare yesterday before my Italian class, I went to Rasputin.
Here’s the rundown:
Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs – not bad, a bit White Strips-ey. It didn’t strike me as anything amazing. Their website is awesome, though.
Drowaton by The Starlight Mints – I like the variety of sounds they use. (Think Polyphony Spree, but much much less) Somehow they manage to blend violin and whistling into a song that remains interesting throughout. Favored tracks on Drowaton: Torts, Rhino Stomp, The Bee
Bring It Back by Mates of state – Many of their songs sound very similar, but it’s cute happy pop, so I don’t mind that much. Though, I don’t know if I could listen to the whole album straight through again in one sitting. Favored tracks are: Like U Crazy, For the Actor
I am a little disappointed that Mates of State is touring with Death Cab, only because tix are too hard to get and cost too much. I saw Death Cab a few years ago at the Fillmore and they’re not bad live, but they are certainly not worth more than $30 at the Berkeley Greek Theatre (venue suckage, and the show is sold out anyway). I also don’t particularly care for their newest album, Plans.
And if anyone is interested, Ozma is playing at GAMH on Saturday. Now that claymation is flying up here instead of our driving down, I may check it out.