i just bought the new electrelane's album. a quartet of women from brighton, england. the band's sound is pretty similar to stereolab, but not as trance-y. i can't stop playing the very first song The Greater Times. It's on repeat in my computer. as i've mentioned before i'm a sucker for a soundtrack or a desert island disc. this may not be one of the top albums of this year, there are a couple tracks there in the middle i could do w/ out. but otherwise it suits me just fine. the melodies are sweet and fun but lovey and forlorn just enough to keep me hooked.
if i hadn't broken my cord to upload on my ipod...i would have listened to this album all day long. Saturday is another song that is frequenting the repeat cycle. this album's happy bittersweet tunes come at a really great time for me. i just found out i will be receiving unemployment. i feel like i have the whole world open to me right now. i've been bought a little time, and i am so grateful. so i'll be singing along as i peruse craigslist on an hourly basis. you can listen to the british foursome here.