I said when I heard the phone at the other end picked up.
"Sorry I didn't call last week. This is Joseph, by the way."
he said, with a tinge of cheer.
"Wondering if you have any recommendations this week. And also...I have one for you."
he said, with a tinge of conviction.
"You know Grandaddy, right?"
-"Yeah, they were good."
"Yeah, they're one of my all-time favourites. Well, Jason Lytle from Grandaddy has put out a couple solo albums that are really strong, and the second, "Department of Disappearance," is excellent. Gorgeous, wistful, vaguely experimental Americana. Really good."
-"Oh nice, I haven't heard it, but I'll check it out."
(I believed him)
-"Have I told you about Light Heat?"
-"I don't know how to describe it...a little Elephant 6, sort of an Apples in Stereo-like feel."
"Cool," I said. "I love Elf Power from Elephant 6, so I will definitely check Light Heat out."
"Let's see...Dirty Beaches is new. I really loved his first album, and his second one is really good too. Lo-fi, Chris Isaak sound. Dark, low voice, simple instrumentation."
"I'll take a listen."
-"And let's see...have I told you about Baths already?"
-"Today I've been listening to his album 'Cerulean.' Pop, electronic, mostly drum machines, but pretty good vocals. It's not too bad."
"Sounds intriguing," I said.
"Hey, thanks again, Art. I know you've got other things to take care of there, so I'll let you go. Talk to you next week. Have a great weekend!"
-"Yeah, you too."
Art is rad. Off to Light Heat we go.