Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Aspect of an Old Mail

Life is getting in the way of my hobbies, so I am going to keep it simple over the next few days and just post a few tracks from 2007 that I really love which I feel were overlooked by professional rock critics and general music lovers alike.

This track is off of the final Mendoza Line album. Tim Bracy and Shannon McArdle broke off both their marriage and their musical collaboration in 2007, and the result was this amazing album. This song, written by Bracy, features a duet between McArdle and Okkervil River's Will Sheff, and may be my favorite song of 2007.

Mendoza Line - Aspect Of An Old Maid.mp3
Buy: 30 Year Low

Hailing from Austin, Texas, The Gourds have put out seven quality alt country and bluegrass records over the last 13 years. If heartache and regret can be described as "gorgeous," then this track nails it.

The Gourds - Promenade.mp3
Buy: Noble Creatures

1 comment:

PearlSnapMan said...

Promenade is devastatingly beautiful.