Song of the Day: Streetlight Manifesto – Just

Writing real content is hard, so in the meantime, here’s another song I’ve been listening to lately.

Today’s entry comes from Streetlight Manifesto, who recently released 99 Songs of the Revolution Volume 1, the first in a series of 8 albums of covers. I don’t really understand it either, but it’s nice to have some “new” music from SM, who always take forever to put out new music. In this case, the end result is occasionally a little sloppy, what with Kalnoky’s vocals having a tendency to go flat, but if you can look past that and the fact that their trumpet player feels the need to hit an ear-shattering high note right before the big breakdown at the end, it’s a fun song with a killer ending. The original song is by Radiohead.

Song of the Day: The Hold Steady – Stay Positive

I told you I’m bad at this.

Despite having done nothing with this blog for a solid few weeks, instead of posting anything substantial, I’m once again just posting a song that I think people should like. That said, today’s song could be seen as a statement about my blog itself. Maybe I’ll start posting more often. Maybe I’ll throw in some real content, and not just a constant stream of songs. Maybe someone will actually read this.

Anyway, today’s song comes from The Hold Steady’s 2008 album of the same name, and is aptly named. Craig Finn’s not-quite-just-talking-but-also-not-really-singing vocals take a little bit of getting used to, but ultimately makes perfect sense for a band so focused on telling stories and creating an ongoing narrative.