Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Opposite of Shuffle

When I discover a song I like, I tend to listen to it over and over again. Walking to my office takes about 20 minutes, and I'll repeat the same song the whole time, and when I walk home I'll do it again.

Here's what I've been listening to the past few days:

Telepathe In Your Line mp3

The way the song starts goes well with walking out into a clear cold morning before the sun has changed everything. I'm always extra aware of details in my neighborhood at that time of day (the dew on the pine needles, crows on the telephone wires...junkies in the alley) and the noise and cadence in this song kind of magnify that. The vocals are kind of flawed in parts but I don't mind – in this case it makes them seem more personal or vulnerable.

Busy Gangnes + Melissa Livaudais = Telepathe.
Photo by Andres Lazlo Konrath

Telepathe's new album Dance Mother, produced by David Andrew Sitek of TV on the Radio, came out last week on IAMSOUND Records. A bunch of artists (Diplo, No Age, Abe Vigoda) made little videos talking about it. Here's what Andy Milonakis had to say:

Well put, brother. More info on Telepathe at their website and at You can find Dance Mother at your favorite local record store, download it from emusic, or buy it directly from IAMSOUND.


Anonymous said...

Strath, I've been obsessed with that song, too. Loved your description. Also very into their song "I Can't Stand It". Cheers, and as always, loving the site--Carlene

Taybot said...

ya that song was dope, I agree! the drums are good on it.

Dottie said...

love it & yes, the cadence seems perfect for an early morning walk around the hill.

Dottie said...

oh hell - they are in europe while i'm in the states & in the states while i'm in europe.