El Perro del Mar, British Sea Power, Chris Walla and more…

Once again, the Tuesday Boston Globe Sidekick has value beyond the comics and TV listings. James Reed directs us to http://www.lickingfingers.com/ to check out El Perro del Mar’s “How Did We Forget”, but there’s so much more on the site’s embedded player that you’ll want leave that window open indefinitely. The Swedish label that also brings us The Concretes (now minus Victoria, presently Taken By Trees) and Frida Hyvonen has a virtual mixtape featuring the entire stable. A daytrip to Sweden, no packing required.

El Perro del Mar

El Perro del Mar

Frida Hyvonen

Frida Hyvonen


The Concretes, when Victoria (on left) was still with them.

Lindsay Talbot reviews the new British Sea Power release, “Do You Like Rock Music?” which is one of those rare CDs that I want all of.  Go to their MySpace page and see if you agree.

British Sea Power

British Sea Power

Judy Coleman pretty much savages the new solo release from Death Cab guitarist Chris Walla, “Field Manual”, but I like it. Using words like “sexless”, “uncertain”, “generic” and “forgetable”, it’s hard to believe she still had me curious enough to visit his MySpace page, but I’m glad I did.

Chris Walla

Chris Walla

I’m not exactly sure why, but my late friend Martin (see sidebar) has been on my mind the last couple of days. He died 19 months or so ago so there was no milestone that I know of, he’s just with me, and not in a happy way. Here’s a little “Easter Egg” with him in mind. RIP, buddy:

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