In three months, I only downloaded about a dozen new-to-me songs from various corners of the internet—a shockingly low number, but that seems to be the way it's been ever since starting up with eMusic and just generally being busier in my real life. Nevertheless, here are six great songs I've come across in the last few months:
- Scratch Acid: Owner's Lament (via eMusic)
Technically not new to me, but it's been probably fifteen years since I last heard this album and I'd completely forgotten about this song and how awesome it is—almost entirely due to Rey Washam's drumming.
- Brian Eno: Baby's On Fire
- Gene Clark: Elevator Operator (via Groover's Paradise)
It's a little strange that one of the original Byrds would turn out a song that seems like it owes a debt to the Monkees—but then again, so what?
- 13th Floor Elevators: Levitation (via For the Sake of the Song)
Why don't I own Easter Everywhere yet?
- Sonic Youth (with Lydia Lunch): Death Valley 69 (via eMusic)
I've got my share of Sonic Youth in my collection, but it's spottier than you might think. So I'm going back to the beginning and moving forward—downloaded this single a month back and also picked up Evol just a couple days ago. This song though... ugly, dirty, pretty rad.