TUE, OCT 7, 2008 at 8:46 AM

A Form Of Paying Attention October 2008


Whoa. It’s October already? Time sure flies when the world is going to hell in a handbucket…

What better way to bailout Wall St. fat cats than by releasing some records??

First up this month: Daniel Martin Moore’s record album debut Stray Age! Daniel is new around here and we are head over heels for this new, quietly powerful record of his. Normally, in this space, I’d go on and on about the many ways in which Daniel’s record is amazing, what we find so striking about it, and why you should take a chance and buy it. Or, rather, Lacey would do that, normally. Instead of either of those things, we’ve somehow managed to set up a stream of Daniel’s entire record and invite you to listen to it and make up your own mind. You can listen to Daniel Martin Moore’s Stray Age in full here. (You’ll have to log-in to subpop.com to access the stream, but if you don’t already have one, signing up for an account takes about 20 seconds…)

Also this month! Our friends, neighbors, and the people who we suspect of using up the last of our creamer over at Hardly Art are releasing Get Young by Boston’s Pretty & Nice. And, the good people over at Aquarius Records (who really, genuinely are good people) had some very nice things to say about it. Nice things like: “There’s just something so amazing about pop music like this, the sounds and the songs, the hooks and the vibe, the energy, it’s pretty rare for all of those things to just fall perfectly into place, but when they do, it’s total fucking magic.”

Total Fucking Magic. ’Nuff said.

Lastly, as you’ve no doubt noticed by now (and, consequently, have probably not even read this far…), our usual correspondent in this space, Lacey Swain, is currently unavailable for any and all job-related activities. This is for a decidedly good reason: she and her longtime companion/live-in lover/fellow Coconut Coolout finally tied the knot and they’re off honeymoonin’ it up! So, altogether now: Congratulations Stacey and Roman!! We’re very, very happy for you crazy kids! Now get back to work!

Posted by Chris Jacobs