Posts Tagged ‘the verbs’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 40, October 4 2009 Playlist

October 4, 2009

Shonen Knife, Deer Biscuits
Dot Allison, In Winter Still
Anjulie, Boom
The Aislers Set, Catherine Says
The Do, Tammie
A Girl Called Eddy, The Long Goodbye
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, Relator
A Camp, The Weed Had Got There First
Sarah Fimm, How Does It Feel
Adele, Chasing Pavements
Saskia Crescentia, Free Me
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Date With the Night
Thee Headliners, Double Dutch
Yenn, Belle Gunness
The Dry Spells, The Crow
X-Ray Spex, Germfree Adolescents
Vandaveer, Turpentine
Jen Wood, Recharge
Lhasa, Love Came Here
Elizabeth Willis, Thoughts
Taken by Trees, Watch the Waves
Wire Daisies, Rocket Girl
The Beatings, Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
Winterbrief, Chick Flick
Tiny Animals, Is This the Last Time?
Von Iva, Birds of Prey
Divisible, A Girl You Can’t Love
Martha Wainwright, Far Away
Park Avenue Music, Piet
Anna Waronker, Beautiful
The Watson Twins, Map to Where You Are
The Verbs, Fooled by Rock n Roll
Visqueen, Look Alive
Veruca Salt, Disinherit

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The Verbs “Trip”

July 19, 2009

You can tear through these 10 tracks in little more than half an hour. Much less of a “trip” than it is running errands. The Verbs know how to do dusty rock ‘n’ roll. There’s no question about that. And if the lead singer sounds familiar, it is because she was in The Poptarts and The Antoinettes. It’s not readily apparent that such punk roots are hers, though.
The fast tracks are definitely better, though. “Hey, Hey, Uh-huh!” sounds like something Pat Benatar would do, if she ran out of things to say. It’s a good song, but it wears thin pretty quick.
“Only Love Can Break Your Heart” is a cover, but it has a country tinge to it. Although it’s never a good sign when one of your best songs is a cover, it’s still a pleasure to listen to.
“Love Is Calling Your Name” has a better melody than most of the tracks. The whispering in the background is a bit distracting but not detracting. I recommend this one and “Fooled by Rock and Roll” for Michelle Shocked fans.
I don’t know what I was expecting, but this is merely a solid effort. I really wanted it to hold my attention, but it did not.