So my pal** Matthew over at Skatterbrain recently posted about the fact that he was busy, tired, didn't have much time to write, and/or feel much like writing even when there was time. Which is exactly what's been going on with me lately, and for the handful of you who like to check these musings on a regular basis I do apologize. I'll get back to posting soon, I promise.
One thing that did manage to find it's way onto Skatterbrain recently was an announcement of the arrival of a new 7" from Swedish indiepop band The Bridal Shop, and the additional information that the A-side of that single "Violation" was streaming on their Myspace page, and that it was maybe the best thing this band had ever recorded. It took at the most 45 seconds of listening to the song to have me pulling up the Cloudberry Records page for more information. I don't believe that the track had even finished once through as I received a confirmation email from Paypal alerting me to the fact that my payment was initiated. The song is that good. It really is everything that a good indiepop dance track should be from the echo-y, atmospheric sound that kicks into a blast of drum machine and synths at the beginning, to the distant Morrisey-esque vocals, to the dramatic center where everything becomes almost still, to the part where it all kicks back in at full blast to level off neatly albeit abruptly at the end. Kind of like the soundtrack to a film that doesn't exist about dance clubs that don't exist where you perpetually expect to see someone grab their secret crush and kiss them in a highly dramatic fashion as a vivid technicolor light show explodes behind them. Yes, the track is that good. If you click here, the song should be the first thing that you hear. I highly recommend picking up the 7" from the afore mentioned Cloudberry page as well though. The B-side "Coming Real" is also exquisite.
** I use the term pal despite the fact that this is not only someone who I've never met, and for whatever reason have never even posted a comment on his blog. I also use the term pal because he appears to like all of the same things that I do in terms of music, he's just WAY better about finding it than I am.