Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Infinite Arms


I am tearing through this album. (The National's High Violet, too.) If it were vinyl, the grooves would be numerous and deep. Instead, my iPod's figured out to shuffle back once every two or three tracks. I really can't say enough about Infinite Arms, especially "Laredo," a timeless rocker pre-wrapped in fuzz. It sounds like Matthew Sweet hijacked Wilco and took the band for a joyride through Alex Chilton's neighborhood.


"A kitchen knife fucked in my face." I have no idea what that means, but I'm about a week away from getting it tattooed across my chest.

2 comments:

JMW said...

Hmm. I do like "Laredo" a lot, but after a first listen or two, I'm not really feeling the whole album yet. Certainly not compared to the first two. I was shocked to learn that the singer is the ONLY band member left from the debut album. Weird. Anyway, I'll certainly keep listening because I like these guys (well, they're not the same guys, and maybe that's the point) a lot. Overall it hit me as very toothless next to their other stuff, but I need to play it and play it and play it....which I will....

Miles Doyle said...

I know what you mean. This does kind of sound like a different band, which, in all honesty, is fine with me. I wasn't the biggest fan of their earlier work. I like how this album is raw, more organic. "Compliments" and NW Apt," for instance. There's a natural charm to these songs. I just can't shake it.