Today we’re taking on a long-awaited “listener pick” from Doug Ferguson of the Music A to Z Podcast (one of the subjects of our 150th Episode Special‘s “music podcast” overview). Thanks to Doug, we’ll be diving into the album VEGA INTL. Night School by Neon Indian, a project of indie-electronic composer Alan Palomo. Neon Indian was also discussed in Music A to Z’s episode, “N Is For Neon Indian”, so give that a listen as well! Finally, we wrap up with a quick predictive experiment: The “thirty-year rule”… 2040s style! What elements of today’s music could potentially make their way into cultural rotation for a thirty-year resurgence? Hopes? Fears? Let’s hear ’em in the comments! And don’t forget to give Music A to Z a follow!
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Next week’s review:
The Vice Quadrant by Steam Powered Giraffe
Crash Chords Corrections:
– 27:49: Meant to say “accents on the second semiquaver of the measure”
– 29:44: Meant to say “F# minor“
So, after some careful consideration I’ve decided that I’d like to see you review the album FFS by FFS. FFS is collaborative effort between the bands Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. I know you’re at least a little familiar with Franz Ferdinand, because “Take Me Out” was a big hit in the 2000s, but I’m not too sure on your familiarity with Sparks. They are a group that have been around since the 70s, and have tackled many genres in their career, but not a lot of people might be aware of them. But while they never had a lot mainstream success, they have enjoyed a cult following and have been cited as an influence on a lot of artists. I’ll be curious as to your take on the album.
Sounds fascinating Mark! Excited for this. Should get to it in early Feb. Take care!
I know you’re at least a little familiar with Franz Ferdinand, because “Take Me Out” was a big hit in the 2000s, but I’m not too sure on your familiarity with Sparks. Where such information?