with Jeffrey Philpott

Search form

Todd's Two Too! - January 22, 2016

Todd Wahoske's picture

Todd's Two Too! It's January 22... January TWO TOO!? 

Select a photo to hear audio!

1. Savages - Slowing Down The World

2. Savages - Adore

3. Tindersticks - Follow Me

4. Tindersticks - Help Yourself

5. Tindersticks - We Are Dreamers

 

Savages - Adore Life

Savages - Adore Life - Matador - Jan. 22 release

Savages are a London-based post-punk revival rock band, formed in 2011. Their debut album, Silence Yourself, reached number 19 in the UK Albums Chart in May 2013.

it's the closest thing to art that "post-punk"... has offered in a while". The New Musical Express described their performances as "frottage-inducingly intense affairs"

The new album is called Adore Life and is out today January 22 on Matador. I found this manifesto at the label’s website.

“It’s about change and the power to change. It’s about metamorphosis and evolution. It’s about sticking to your guns and toughing it out. It’s about now, not tomorrow. It’s about recognizing your potential. It’s about self-doubt and inaction.

It’s about you. It’s about me. It’s about you and me and the others. It’s about the choices we make. It’s about finding the poetry and avoiding the cliché. It’s about being the solution, not the problem. It’s about showing weakness to be strong. It’s about digging through your dirt to look for diamonds.

It's about claiming your right to think unacceptable thoughts. It’s about boredom and the things we do to drive it away. It’s about being on your own so you can be with people. It’s about knowing what it means to be human and what it might mean one day. It’s about the parts and the sum of the parts.

It's about the music and the message: together, one and the same. It’s about bass, guitars, drums, and vocals. It’s about opening-out and never, ever dying.

But most of all it’s about love, every kind of love. Love is the answer.”  

 

Tindersticks - The Waiting Room

Tindersticks - The Waiting Room - Lucky Dog/City Slang

Tindersticks are an English indie rock band, formed in Nottingham in 1991.

The Waiting Room is not an album which needs adornments: there is a simple, traditional pleasure in its earthy, untampered warmth – it is an album to be ingested in one sitting; the kind of immersive, intricately produced music designed to be listened to on some extravagantly priced, high-quality audio player.

We Are Dreamers is dragged further into darkness with the addition of Jehnny Beth of Savages on barbed vocals. Its centrepiece – the smoky, soulful Help Yourself – is the triumphant declaration of a band shapeshifting with sophistication.

 

Todd's Two Too! airs Friday mornings 8:30-9:00.