Sunday, May 9, 2010

Music for the Crash Years

The cause and cure are calling.


The official unemployment rate in California is over 12% (around 10% around the U.S.). Workers are being asked to take pay cuts, benefit cuts, and demotions to keep their jobs.

And the stock market fell 1,000 points in 15 minutes on Thursday.

Oh, and there's a quarter million gallons of oil leaking out every day from an offshore drilling well built by a company that chose not to obey stricter safety procedures because, well... isn't everything better if we let industry make its own rules?

We need some good news. And we need some great music. We need indie rock to reclaim the cello once and for all. And we need ninja karate performers harnessing the power of the dojo.

Yeah, it's time for a new New Pornographers album.

Remember -- we're all in this Together.

Bonus: My favorite track from the new album, which tells you everything you need to know to survive through the Crash Years:


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Thanks, Alex; i needed that. And my first listen.

Plus! New Hold Steady to track down too.

Tonight will be an open mic. :-)

Holly A Hughes said...

Just heard a track from this on the radio over the weekend -- got me smiling for hours. A definite must-buy! Thanks for seconding the motion....