So here's a preview of what I'll be giving my dad this Christmas. Consider this my...
It seems you can't make a mix for your dad without putting at least one Wilco song on there. Dads love Wilco. It's a law of nature. Like gravity. Or girls liking Glee.
This song is one of my favorites of this year's Wilco (The Album). If any of you have seen these guys live, you know they're the most musically skillful band out there. They make it look so easy. And this song sure is easy on the ears.
I'll admit it. I found these guys in the blogosphere. It's not my most favorite way of discovering music, but as soon as I heard them, I wasn't ashamed. I like to think of them as a band you'd find gathered around a bonfire on the beach somewhere south of San Francisco. I don't where they're from, but that's what they sound like to me. Imagine a sunnier Built to Spill.
Well, there's not much more that can be said about this one. From Pitchfork, to NPR, to every blog every in the world ever created ever, this is almost unanimously the song of the year. I think I first fell in love with it after watching the trippy video. Does anyone else think there's something Swedish about these guys' voices? They remind me of Jens Lekman, or Sondre Lerche. Nice work, fellows.