I try to preach the gospel of “if you think great music isn’t being made today, you’re not paying attention” as much as I can, but until you’re provided with proof, how could you believe me? It’s fairly easy to get caught pining for 1978, or 1981, or 1993, or 1966 – remembering, of course, that there will be a generation who not too long from now will be pining for the rock music made in 2008. I may be one of them myself. With the quick discovery tools made possible by the internet, it’s really not a big stretch to keep up with The State of The Kids in 2008. I’m posting five songs here that I totally dig, all of which were released in the past six months. These 5 (including Sic Alps, pictured here) are from some of the world’s finest bands right now – others that are musts to check out include The Nothing People; Tyvek; His Electro Blue Voice; Bad Trips; Miss Alex White & The Red Orchestra; Spider; Cheveu; Black Sunday; Psychedelic Horseshit; Little Claw; Fabienne DelSol; and The Magnetix. Perhaps there are more! Until we figure it out, please enjoy this smattering of young people’s music, circa 2008.
Play or Download SIC ALPS – “Message From The Law” (from “Description of the Harbor” EP)
Play or Download THOMAS FUNCTION – “Relentless Machines” (from 45)
Play or Download TIMES NEW VIKING – “Allergy” (from “(My Head)” 7”EP)
Play or Download SONIC CHICKEN 4 – “Sexiest” (from “Sonic Chicken 4” CD)
Play or Download KING KHAN & BBQ – “Teabag Party” (from 7”EP)