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Public Service Announcement

March 30th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Go pick up (or, more likely, download) copies of Beck‘s Guero and The DecemberistsPicaresque, both out this week, right away. The first is an all too welcome return to (forgive the oxymoron) eclectic form after the soporific Sea Change, the second a top-notch collection of Brechtian sea shanties, as we’ve come to expect from the gents. If you’re an iTunes a-la carte type, “Sixteen Military Wives” off Picaresque is an especially infectiously catchy and brilliant bit of dark poetry. That is all.

Tags: Art & Culture



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  • 1 marc w. // Mar 31, 2005 at 7:30 pm

    I completely agree re: Picaresque. I’d heard a number of the songs on the radio (esp. Engine Driver), but listening to a few songs tends to diminish the sheer range of the album. It’s pretty damned good.
    As you and others may know, their trailer – which housed their myriad instruments – was stolen in Portland recently. They’ve cancelled a date or two, but if they play nearby, go see them. Buy a cd. They deserve it, and I can’t imagine the monetary hit they just absorbed. (Luckily, they got the trailer back, and the thieves didn’t take their merch – but the instruments are all gone).