Recommended Album: Harpoon Forever – The American Flag EP
Here’s an understatement – I listen to a lot of music. I’m never not listening, if there’s silence that just means I’m in-between records. It’s as vital as water to me, and without it I’m a cranky son of a bitch.
It’s rare that I’ll listen to a four track EP and have it stick in my craw for months after only a few listens. I’ve been a busy man these past few months between work, becoming a Father, my Radio Show, and a myriad of other responsibilities. Through it all I’ve been listening to a lot of music (that whole understatement) – and this Harpoon Forever 7″ left me with an uneasy yearning – I couldn’t, and can’t, quite place what I’m hearing – and that’s the hook that keeps reeling me back. That, and it’s really fucking good.
I’ll always be a sucker for nostalgia, and there’s something about this record that makes me feel weepy. It’s like I’m seeing younger me make mistakes that are needed to become today me, which is good, but it’s still sad to see to see youth lose to coming of age.
The music sounds like a less goofy Pavement crossed with the fuzz freakout’s Yo La Tengo does so well. If Yuck were still a band Harpoon Forever would fit excellent on the bill. You should probably buy this record.
Recommended If You Like: Serious Pavement, Quaalude Mac Demarco