Friday, April 10, 2009

I Found Words That Weren't Worth Dirt


I'm totally slayed by the new Superchunk EP, which is sorta odd since I was never a big Superchunk fan to begin with. I haven't been this impressed with a batch of 5 songs since the first Wide Awake 7". Actually, I made that up, but you should still probably go buy this.

Superchunk -

"Knock Knock Knock"

"Learned To Surf"

(these are listen-only files)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Been listening to this alot myself this week. good stuff. I have been really digging Mac's Portastatic albums the past few year. great power-pop.
Vegas

Brushback said...

Yeah, in the past I've actually liked Portastatic more than I've liked Superchunk, but I'm nuts about this new record.

caren said...

this ep is so so good.

Jersey Beat said...

it's on eMusic, whoopee, I'm downloading it now...

Brushback said...

eMusic -- that's where I bought it, too, instead of all those Judas Priest songs that I couldn't find.

Sean said...

I'd swap my copy of "Screaming For Vengeance" for this any day. I've always swore allegiance to Superchunk, especially live...and they cover G.I.'s "Blending In" as a cherry on top. E-music is where I scored mine as well while looking for all the Raven songs I couldn't find.

Brushback said...

Yeah, I hate it now that I've started buying music as mp3s instead of CDs or records, but I'm thinking that it could be a cheap way to stay on top of all the brand new releases that I would otherwise never feel like driving to Wallingford and plunking down $14 to buy...

Another thing is, I'm starting to catch on when I see other blogs posting some "classic 80's hardcore record" that they don't even actually own, they just downloaded the files two days earlier off of iTunes or something. That's frigging lame.

By the way, Sean, "Screaming For Vengeance" sucks, that's why no one would ever trade it for a Superchunk record. "British Steel" or "Point of Entry", that's the stuff I'm talking about...

Sean said...

"Screaming For Vengeance" still equals 15 copies of "Turbo" on the Intl. Priest Exchange Rate.

I know what you mean about the non-tactile creepiness of MP3s..I used to wish for some sort of jukebox that could hold every song..and now that my Tom Swift-esque fever dreams of yesterday have come to pass, I do find it kind of sterile and creepy that I'll recommend a band to someone and the next week they have the discography alphabetically along with demos and bootlegs...at least with blank CDs you could still make art-damaged covers. There seems to be a lot of acquiring and not a lot of digesting.

That said, music is a constant stream in my head as well as speakers..and the whole unavoidable lure for me is the chance for a new favorite song. I'll sift through twenty blogs and even more 7"s hoping for that sound...and while I still buy entirely too many records, I'm thankful I can hear stuff like the original version of Proud Scum's "I Am A Rabbit" without having to fork over $20 which no one in the band would see a dime of anyhow.

Brushback said...

"There seems to be a lot of acquiring and not a lot of digesting."No shit. I have a bunch of albums that I've listened to many many times, but because they're on my iPod Shuffle and there's no display, I don't even know what the song titles are.

A far cry from listening to a record on a turntable while you hold the LP sleeve in your hands.