This is shaping up to be a truly wonderful day. Liverpool slipped four past the recently unbeatable Van Der Sar, Bristol Rovers went three up within nineteen minutes and both my Dad's and one of my best friend's teams are shaping up to avoid relegation. Wales are currently losing, which could ruin my life for the next week or so, but here's hoping they'll pull their fingers out.
This is something of an overdue post, what with the following songs frying my mind about two weeks ago, but the need to archive is no less consuming.
Arlo is a band I first heard while working on a new routine of recycling old copies of the NME. The routine was to read through, cut out articles of bands I liked but didn't know at time of publication and to choose one album by a band I hadn't heard of from the reviews section to listen to. They're a band who, as far as I can tell, ceased to exist after releasing two records on Sub Pop, the second of which being 2002's Stab The Unstoppable Hero. This song is a three-minute-flat, all-chorus, power-pop, Thermals-esque belter off said LP.
MP3: Arlo - Runaround
This song was picked up on its name alone and, in what is roughly a 1/50 chance, turned out to be a lo-fi gem along the lines of a really drunk Times New Viking. The main riff is incisive and strong while fuzz and bass dominates the rest of the mix, leaving only enough room for clipped vocals recorded at a two-dollar in-store booth. Solid fuzzy pop from Seattle.
MP3: Intelligence - Reading And Writing About Partying