a bit unusual, this middle of the day posting of new material, but i can't believe i forgot to mention that the guillemots released an american ep.
yes, vs&l's favorite new band forever #1a, the guillemots, thanks to the eminently lovable people at fantastic plastic records, have released a domestic collection of their work to date, as the world waits for the release of the "we're here" single.
"trains to brazil" has already featured in these pages and those of you here for that probably need no further goading to pick up this release, which at eight tracks and forty minutes of playing time, as long as many lp's, is the v. definition of bargain at $9.99. posted above, though, you'll find "who left the lights off, baby?" which is at the v. least the equal of "trains to brazil," which shares w/ that song a chorus that's like rockets to the moon. oh, and it has the best saxophone solo i've heard since "born to run."
over the moon is where the guillemots take me; no other band right now is is well-placed to make music that can excite me so (still shame about the typography, though). which is precisely why i felt the need to make this emergency posting. basically, run don't walk--better still, drive to the nearest decent record store and pick this up posthaste. okay?