Anyone who puts An Introduction To by Black Books in and doesn't melt after the vocals start is a cold hearted bastard.
Reverb. Patience. IS THAT NEIL YOUNG'S SPAWN?
Ho Jesus this is what it'll feel like when I'm finally sniped from a distance while sitting on my toilet completely content.
"YOU CAN HAVE ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT!"
An Introduction To is like Pink Floyd's Division Bell in 2011, but with the aforementioned Neil Young at the helm. Even the incidental guitar solo has the instant feel of Mister Young about to go in.
Band of Horses meets the electronic brilliance of Hollywood's mega-blockbuster spray on lacquer, An Introduction To, while not perfect, is as close as near-perfect in indie rock as I will get in 2011 I'm afraid.
Everything inside of this short 4 song project is tasteful, if I had to sum it up in a short sentence. As soon as you're in their pocket and the song changes, you feel like you know everything about Black Books, with the exception of how it's going to feel when you snap out of it.
Completely comfortable and well sanded, Black Books may just be the band I stalk after I get out of juvie.
Thanks Tom for the recommendation. I will kill you in fantasy football this year. Prick.