I think my new favorite album (at least for this month) is Despondent Transponder
by Fleeting Joys
. I know it's not really new, but I just got my hands on a copy. Bob
turned me on to these guys a couple years back, but their CD has been long out of print. I had all but given up on it, but I just noticed that they decided to press another limited run. Excellent. Go buy it while you can
. It's available on emusic
and iTunes, too, if you're one of those download people.
It's total shoegaze goodness. A loud, fuzzy, swirly, feedback-laden, massive wall-of-guitar sound, with sweet, lilting, melodic vocals on top. It's like if Book of Love
was singing over top of a My Bloody Valentine
record. Beautiful.Fleeting Joys - Lovely Crawl
In a perfect world, someone would bring them to DC and book them with A Place To Bury Strangers
. That wouldn't suck at all.