VERY IMPORTANT THOUGHTS: HOMESHAKE – “Cash Is Money”
A new feature! This is essentially where Elissa and I bang out a bunch of track reviews really quick without having to dedicate any more time than it takes to listen to them. Here’s what we do: one of us picks a track (usually something new we haven’t heard, but occasionally something else), we both queue it up, hit play at the same time and chat back and forth about it until the song is over. We recommend hitting play and then reading our commentary for maximum effect. For our first entry we’re doing a new song by a band called HOMESHAKE which is Peter Sagar (the guitarist for Mac DeMarco’s live band). His first “official” album is coming out via Sinderlyn later this year. Without further ado, the first edition of Very Important Thoughts…
ELISSA: I HIT PLAY AND IT’S NOT LOADING
ELISSA: Ok, it started.
JOSHUA: Oh noooo
ELISSA: oooo, I like it.
JOSHUA: Whoa, that’s the first line.
ELISSA: “No more.” Funky beats.
JOSHUA: Okay, so far so good. Digging the guitar.
ELISSA: Hahahaha, I love it!
JOSHUA: Sounds like these guys are probably high.
JOSHUA: Or guy?
ELISSA: This girl is a bitch. I know it already. She’s been lookin’ at him sideways, bro.
JOSHUA: Okay, I’m on team “this guy.” She does sound terrible.
ELISSA: This sounds like doing whippits.
JOSHUA: Whoa, sounds like their keyboard fell off the table for a second.
ELISSA: The drum is straight holding this song together.
JOSHUA: Yeah, everything else sounds sloppy, but in a good way. It kinda comes back together at just the right moments.
JOSHUA: Why can’t Mac DeMarco be as good as these guys? (That’s the other band he plays in)
ELISSA: Like, I could bone to this song… or I could jog… or just sit on my kitchen floor eating salad and mom-dancing like right now.
JOSHUA: I like the tag on their soundcloud “in the shower.” It’d work there too.
ELISSA: Ok, maybe I couldn’t bone to this. That ending was f’d up.
JOSHUA: Yeah, I think they just have their cat walk across the keys.
Well, that’s it. Let us know what you think in the comments below. We’ll keep working on refining our banter and have some more of these in the very near future.
The forthcoming album from HOMESHAKE, In the Shower is out 9/26/2014.