Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tis the Season- Day 12-Deerhunter - Helicopter (Official Video)





It's like i got a fucking deadline or something but at 40 odd plus minutes to go you get a new band, Deerhunter, i know you were thinking, Jesus does he listen to anything current? and yes i do and mainly it's just as brilliant as all the other shit i listen to cuz hell man i'm a fucking taste maker, or i could just be a bit high from the x-mas party i came from, either way this is a great band, this song is taken from short story by some guy who writes fiction, gay fiction but i really don't like adding that cuz good writing is good writing, sung by a gay man with Marfran's syndrome who writes great songs and good tunes, though this band is a two headed monster cuz the other guitar player writes some brilliant songs in his own right, all right i'm going to bed cuz the boyos are determined to kick daddy's ass this weekend. cheers.

Oh yeah, the song is based on a short story about a boy who is forced into prostitution by the Russian Mob and slowly and surely unravels until he jumps off a bridge, supposedly taken from news reports and based on an actual case.

7 comments:

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Another cheery Christmas tale, is it? That's fine with me. I don't need to hear a goddamn angel get his wings.

Jayne said...

Like, like, like. And speaking of taste makers... I just wrote a bit about one I think you might enjoy:
http://www.suburbansoliloquy.com/2010/12/friday-night-frolic-pates-tapes.html

daisyfae said...

that's some gorgeous stuff, despite the dark lyrics/story.... had to look up Marfan Syndrome. i think i may have met someone with it years ago...

sybil law said...

Great song! Never heard of them before...

Kono said...

UB- i never said this little experiment was gonna be cheery now did i?

Jayne- Welcome to the lounge, of course feel free to peruse the back catalog, there is more on here than me just rambling about music and the part about me being a tastemaker, that was a bit of a joke, i'm more of the village idiot.

Daisy- this is a great band and not all of it is that dark, they have been classified as a modern psychedelic band if you can believe that but i highly recommend them.

Sybil- Check them out, the new album is Halcyon Digest and it's brilliant stuff, their last in Microcastles/Weird Era, a double album and it's just as good, Crytograms is their first and it's also top notch, X-mas is coming take that husband to the record shop, i'd burn them for you but some bands i believe in giving money to and this is one of them. fuck it i could still copy them if you want. I'm a sweetheart like that.

nursemyra said...

They get played on high rotation on Triple J, the radio station I listen to here. am still kicking myself for not going to their show at the Manning Bar last June

Kono said...

Nursie- the one band i'm chomping at the bit to see live, you should have gone.