Friday, May 13, 2005
The Loud Report: Black Lipstick, "Grandma Airplane"
I first found this Austin band on a strange, yet strangely amazing, compilation from 2003, to which I can't link because they have no website I can find. (Yeti magazine #2, if that helps any.) I did, in fact, think of the same comparisons everyone thinks of - Television, Velvet Underground, only if they moved to Texas, put beers in their hands and chilled the hell out - but take a listen to the track at the bottom of this page, the one from their latest LP "Sincerely, Black Lipstick." Tell me you don't hear Yo La Tengo, or even Iron and Wine a little. In short, propulsive, old-school urban-hipster rock energy finding a new balance with placid beauty and trancendence. The rest of the album's good too.
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