Monday, January 09, 2006

Counterfeit Week 2

So here we are..

Counterfeit this week featured a round up of our musical highlights of 2005. We celebrated the emergence of some great new bands with some equally great releases, as well as some of the most memorable shows we've seen to date. Each track of the evening represented a fantastic gig, a chance meeting, a drunken dance in the trashiest of indie clubs.. and an odd soundtrack to a great year. Here's to New Order in Hyde Park. Here's to talking to Carl Barat. Here's to musical soulmates, jesus.

Playlist for Monday 2nd January
Death Cab For Cutie - The New Year
Bloc Party - Staying Fat
The Futureheads - Hounds of Love
Le Tigre - TKO
The Dears - Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe
Bright Eyes - Lua
Arcade Fire - Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)
Sons and Daughters - Broken Bones
Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure
New Order - 60 Miles Per Hour
Art Brut - My Little Brother
Sigur Ros - Saeglopur
Interpol - Slow Hands
The Shins - Caring is Creepy
Sons and Daughters - Taste the Last Girl
Guster - So Long
Maximo Park - Going Missing
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love
The Cloud Room - Hey Now Now
Tom Vek - I Aint Saying my Goodbyes
M83 - Don't Save us From the Flames
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco
Ryan Adams - Let it Ride
The Cribs - You Were Always the One

The Counterfeit Mixed-Tape of the evening featured all matters of Love and Confusion. I do know that it is nice to construct a tape, describing the most euphoric, romantic sentiments. I know that although driving around with a lovelorn chap around Salford is all well and good but it's hardly realistic. In fact, it's fairly inaccessible when you live nowhere near Manchester. It's perhaps more interesting to make a tape that is more complicated and awkward. For instance, there is a variety of songs that tend to delve into something more sinister than a romantic car ride.

Take your pick of sinister emotions here:
- jealousy, choose The Beatles - Run For Your Life
- infidelity, Interpol - NARC
- temptation, Franz Ferdinand - Tell Her Tonight
- desperation, Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
- rejection, Brendan Benson - Metarie
- anything else, The Stills - Love & Death

Songs like these are rife. Negativity is rife. Complication is rife. What happened to the days where you could just listen to music and something could be as easy as two verses and a chorus? Is music becoming needlessly complicated? Is musical appreciation becoming needlessly complicated? Are relationships just stupid? Or maybe I should just stop with the rhetorical questions.

Next week's show will feature an interview with one of the biggest acts of 2005, The Departure, another Counterfeit mixed-tape for your walkmans and a few other surprises. See you, 10pm on Monday.


At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Mez said...

Poetic dear


I'm even more bummed out that I missed last weeks show now... I shall listen tonight though! Fear not!


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