Monthly Archives: June 2013

METZ “Get Off”

I’m currently sitting in a Jiffy Lube somewhere south of Omaha, Nebraska, prepping my car for a two week road trip through the mountains of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. Not wanting to go stagnant during this trip, I decided to make a quick post before hitting the road. This post is being composed via my phone (a first for BDWPS) so please excuse any grammatical, format issues.

There was once a time where I posted a video clip once a week, but once it became a chore, I ditched the Video Clip of the Week concept. For this special, last minute post, I couldn’t think of a quicker, easier way to kick off my hiatus than with the latest METZ video for the song “Get Off.”

For this video, METZ brought in fellow Sub Pop label artist Chad VanGaalen, who might be more well known for his artwork than his music. A few years ago I obsessed on here about his video for his song “Peace On the Rise” and once again he’s brought the goods for METZ. Enjoy this trip through the mind of VanGaalen…and the song is not too bad either.

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The Top 20 Albums of 2013 (So Far…)

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I always have difficulty when coming up with these lists because there are often albums I’ve enjoyed that I’m forced to leave out. When I had the current mid-year list down to 25, I thought about bucking my yearly tradition of 20 and upping it to 25. Then, I recollected a long forgotten high school memory. During my junior year, our basketball coach had a decision along the same lines – with 10 returning seniors and a strong incoming Junior class of 10 quality players, he had to make cuts in order to meet the roster limit of 15. Instead of manning up and just cutting some of the old players or telling some Juniors to take a year off, he let the extra five Juniors (one of them being me) stay on the team as kind of a practice team. This would turn out horribly with our group of five often feeling outcast and forgotten, and by seasons end, we’d named ourselves The Bullheads (because in Iowa, a catfish isn’t considered a keeper). I decided that, yes, there are some great albums on the outside looking in this year, but at the same time, including them would water down my already loaded list. 2013 is off to a great start musically, and here are my “Top 20 Favorite Albums” so far (no bullheads included: i.e. Daft Punk).

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #15

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On this month’s podcast we take a look at some of the albums that didn’t make the cut for my “Top Albums of 2013 (So Far..)” that I will be posting next week. Here are some of the songs you’ll be hearing:

Low “The Plastic Cup” 
The Men “Half Angel, Half Light” 
Sam Amidon “My Old Friend” 
Windhand “Amaranth” 
Thee Oh Sees “Minotaur” 
Wire “Doubles and Trebles” 
Roky Erickson “Goodbye Sweet Dreams” 
Bob Dylan “On the Road”

Listen here (don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, keyword- BDWPS):

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