Finicky Ears

Consequence of Sound Features and Reviews

Posted in CoS Features by finickyears on January 30, 2010

Here are links and highlights of the longer pieces published by Consequence of Sound: (Everything copyright Alexander Young and CoS)

List ‘Em Carefully – The Top Ten Songs from The Simpsons
” The show has literally been on for as long as long as a decent portion of Americans can remember. From its impressive list of guest stars to its often timely critique of politics and social values, The Simpsons has become more than a TV show. Books have been written on it. College courses have studied it. Children bear names of popular characters featured on it. You get the idea.”

(Don’t like my list? Lucky for you, Pitchfork published the exact same idea for a feature a couple weeks after CoS ran mine. Small world.

On Second Listen: Japandroids – Post-Nothing
“The line “we’ll stick together forever, stay sick together, stay crazy forever” not only speaks to the desire to remain young and carefree, but to remain in solidarity with the friends and loved ones we experience our youth with. And why can’t we feel young forever? Well, even if it’s impossible to remain without the worries that life forces upon to you, it is comforting to know that the feeling of youth is just an album away.”

Album Review: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The Road – Original Film Score
“The Road is a book that seems to live in the absence of plot and is compelling in how its characters find hope in a life where every day is a mirror of the last. On film, well, this is kind of boring.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ The Road – Original Film Score could be seen as a perfect companion piece to the movie, in that it is also meandering and mostly dull. “

Album Review: Beach House – Teen Dream
“Beach House is clearly ready to step out from the shadows and play timeless music intended for dreamers and romantics. Play this at a dinner party and you will likely kill any chance of conversation. Which could be cool, too.”

-Philip Cosores


Update: Consequence of Sound News

Posted in COS, Cos News by finickyears on January 30, 2010

So, this past month has been crazy and unfortunately, posting regularly to Finicky Ears is nearly impossible. In the meantime, I will set up links top my wide range of music writing. Here are links to my published news stories, with a few highlights: (All writing is copyright of Alexander Young and CoS) Please visit Consequence of Sound regularly…it’s really good!

Sir Christopher Lee releasing heavy metal musical
“…all you need to know is he is super-old (87), he is super-British (he’s, uh, from England), he is the highest grossing movie actor of all time (I am skeptical of this self-proclamation), and he has decided March 15th, 2010 is the perfect time to unleash his heavy metal musical based on the life of King Charlemagne…”

Lemonheads’ Evan Dando announces solo dates
“Less known for his actual music than his slacker look, drug exploits, and actress girlfriends, Dando’s most recognizable song is most likely The Lemonheads’ cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson.”

Shearwater travels the world, plays shows, takes pictures
“Dossier, Dossier, Dossier.”

Midlake schedules 2010 tour
“Since the title of “best ever death metal band out of Denton” is taken, Midlake will have to settle for best ever mid-tempo indie band out of Denton.

Sigur Rós contributes to lullaby compilation; Jonsi added to Coachella
“If you have little ones and a bad singing voice, why not let the professionals have a stab at it?”

YACHT to indoctrinate North America
 “Now that we’ve gotten to know them a little better, it has become apparent that YACHT want your soul and may ask you to drink some questionable Kool-Aid when you see them on tour in February and March. Am I alone in that I am totally cool with this?”

Love Is All maps out American tour
“You will have a chance to experience this sure-bet good time when the band visits a town near you this March and April, according to Pitchfork. Unless you live in the South. Bummer for you guys.”

Eddie Vedder releases Springsteen cover for Haiti
“No word on how they feel about the recent Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger, but you can bet they’re none too pleased.”

Thank you all for the continued support, kind thoughts or ambivalence. Super big thanks to Eyvette for the nudge, Julie for the ridiculous amount of help and guidance, and family, cuz, duh.

-Philip Cosores