i have two new additions to my life. they are very special, and they came into my life with a bang, and ever since i have required them with me every day. their names: Andew Bird's Noble Beast and Useless Creatures, and Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavillion.
when it comes to Andrew Bird, i expected nothing less. i saw him perform at the Highline Ballroom back in October and he put on a sensational show, a lot of songs which would end up on this record. usually i get a little bummed when all i hear is new songs, but it was a good mix of old and new, and some of the songs were so catchy that it felt as if i knew them already! (ex. Oh No and Anonanimal). i've got to say, i was little worried that he might think the whole whistling thing was overdone (it is one of the things he is known for), but thank heavens he did not give it up! in fact i think the first four songs have a high dosage of whistling!
animal collective is a band i've always been interested in (though i'd become more of a fan of Panda Bear's solo stuff), but i am blown away by this album. so catchy that i could break into chorus (with my voice only... and the ones in my head) in the middle of the N train in the morning. catchiest tunes: lion in a coma, my girls and brothersport. i also can't get enough of: summertime clothes, bluish and guys eyes, and.. to be perfectly honest, there is not one song that i don't like. it's pure genious. i can't friggen WAIT to see them in May at Terminal 5!!
cheers! i think i'll wear something bright so as to bring some sunlight to this otherwise GREY day.
*correction - i saw Andrew Bird at the Hiro Ballroom.