It's only February 2nd and I have already heard so many strikingly good albums this year it's downright silly. 2007 could end tomorrow and I would still call it an exceptionally strong year for pop music. Check out this list:
PERSON PITCH by Panda Bear
NEON BIBLE by The Arcade Fire
OLA PODRIDA by Ola Podrida
HISSING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER? by Of Montreal
DRESSED UP FOR THE LETDOWN by Richard Swift
FRIEND OPPORTUNITY by Deerhoof
And, last, but certainly not least:
FREAK SHOW REVENGE (EP) by Louis
Which brings us to another watershed moment in the history of Boredom at its Boredest. Yes, folks, I have finally learned how to embed a YouTube video directly onto this page (thanks to Tom Hall for pointing out what I should have figured out with my own dumb brain several months ago).
This is the final version of the video Louis and I shot a few months ago, on a perfect late autumn day in Prospect Park. I mean it when I say there isn't a song of Louis Schefano's that I don't absolutely love, yet "Ten Thousand Years" is especially dear to me. Press play and you'll hear why.
"Look up here
And sing your selfish song...
Look up here
And sing your selfish song..."