Minus 5 and Friends
I don't feel the need to contribute yet another review of The Minus 5's forthcoming (and very good) record, The Gun Album. For all intents and purposes, you really just need to read the review at Stereogum to know what the album is all about. However, I thought I'd share a few tracks that may encourage readers to order the thing from either Yep Roc or some behemoth of a corporation. Hint: Ordering from the label gets you a bonus EP with exclusive tracks. Wink wink, nudge nudge.
Anyway, check these out:
The Minus 5 - Cemetery Row (with Colin Meloy!)
The Minus 5 - Original Luke
The Minus 5 - All Worn Out
I really like all of these tracks, and it appears that Scott McCaughey (the mastermind behind all of this) is on the verge of a major breakthrough. This is just a great pop record that should appeal to the indie kids, the alt-country crowd, and beyond. Get ready to hear all about it througout '06.
This is probably my last post for the weekend -- The Selmanaires are playing tonight and tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday. If you live in Atlanta, remember to buy beer tonight. Stupid blue laws.
On a sad note, vampires everywhere are in mourning this evening as their patriarch Grandpa Munster has passed away. Here's hoping he eventually married off that homely granddaughter of his.