Song of the Day - For Blood

About to make my way to Birmingham for tonight's Bass Drum of Death show at the Bottletree Cafe.  I'll be photographing the show too, which is always a bit of added stress.  Not sure why, but I always get extremely distressed before such things, and every sort of precautionary measure does no good.  It all goes away once I start snapping photos, however, I won't give up my pre-show obligatory nip of nerve calming Scotch.

To keep myself from thinking about all that, I just finished whipping up a mix-CD for the ride down -- Bass Drum of Death, Eternal Summers, Hella Better Dancer, Abattoir Blues, Lazy Day, Beverly, Interpol, Robert Plant and Karen O are all included.  It's a mp3 data disk, so I can get several full length albums on the disk.  Anyway, today's Song of the Day is the excellent fresh new song from the band, 'For Blood'.  Stream it below.

Song of the Day - Like A Child

After streaming Hella Better Dancer's 'Like a Child' seemingly a bazillion times, I finally opened up my wallet tonight, and bought the Beech Coma collection.  Normally, I only use streaming for evaluation purposes, and then buy if I like it, but for some reason I dithered.  Anyway, it's all sorted out now -- 13 songs for £2, or about $3.50 for us in the States, is a smoking deal.  'Like a Child' is worth that with its moody hooks and huge dark vein running right through it.  Stunning.  Toss in a fuzzy burner of a tune by Abattoir Blues, and it's a winning proposition.  While I will obsess over those two songs over the next few days, I'll eventually get back to the remainder of the collection, and hopefully I'll find something amazing.

For now, Today's Song of the Day is 'Like A Child'.  Stream it below, and then go buy it!

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