I haven't done a music post in forever, y'all. Why, you may ask? Well, there are several reasons. One being that I spend a lot of energy on those posts and feel the greatest sense of pride in sharing what I love with you, dear friends of the internets. But I don't always feel inspired to write them. They take a lot of energy and for some reason, I feel emotionally attached to my musical posts. Obviously, music is one of the areas where I feel I have the knowledge and authority to share things thoughtfully, but for some reason they are my least popular posts. Also, I work in the music business. It is how I make my living and how I spend my waking hours. Sometimes, I just don't necessarily feel up for writing MORE about music in my free time.
But I've made a decision. I'm going to try to reinstate my musical love back into this blog, because blogs are all about sharing what you love. And boy, oh boy, do I love music. I've got a backlog of things to share with you, but today, I'm starting with a band I work with, Peggy Sue.
I struggled a bit with sharing this. I have shied away from sharing music from bands I work with on the blog because I a) don't want to hurt anyone's feelings and b) don't want this blog to be constantly influenced by my work. But I could not keep this away because it's SO DAMN GOOD.
Peggy Sue. Katy, Rosa, Olly. They are an amazing group of young 'uns from England who released their last album, Acrobats, on Yep Roc last October. Please, do yourself a favor and listen to it. It's full of dark, haunting harmonies and it's creepy and it's beautiful all at the same time. In March, I drove to DC with a co-worker (and friend) of mine to see them open for First Aid Kit and they literally blew me away. (Plus, I took CEVD with me and we ended up staying out until 4 am drinking the backstage PBRs with the plastic rings still attached. Sigh.)
Next month, we are releasing their latest effort, Peggy Sue Play The Songs of Scorpio Rising in a very limited quantity. The album features 12 new arrangements of groundbreaking rock n' roll/doo wop songs from the 1963 Kenneth Anger cult classic, Scorpio Rising. Their take on these classic songs will knock your freaking socks off. So you should listen. I got a copy of the CD from them back in March and it has been a staple in my car ever since. Also, it is WILLIAM APPROVED. Below is a video for "Hit the Road Jack"... it might be my favorite if I had to pick one. But obviously picking only one ain't easy.