The Forcast in Music This Week: Gloomy and 2007

Something is in the air today — first it went from a pretty beautiful morning, afternoon, and evening to a nightmarish thunderstorm, seemingly out of nowhere.

Now as I riffle through my emails, I’m getting the distinct feeling that it’s 2007 all over again and the musical outlook for this week is quite gloomy. Not in a bad way, but in a “I think I need a new asymmetrical haircut and more eyeliner” sort of way.

Since 2007, I feel as though the music industry has focused on sonic and light-sounding bands (Grizzly Bear, MGMT, Dirty Projectors, etc.), and bands like Interpol, The Editors and the like have kinda fallen off the map.

Yet here we are two years later faced with some new work from Glaswegian band The Cinematics and Paul Banks of Interpol. Both acts/artists are known for their strong leaning towards sounding like the work of influential “sad bands” like Joy Division (mysterious, complicated music accented by a love of droning tones, etc.). Also both groups released their last albums in 2007 (A Stranger Education for The Cinematics and Our Love to Admire for Interpol.) And both are known for their dashingly handsome lead singers (Scott Rinning of The Cinematics and Banks, obvs.)

So it’s with their similarities in mind that I present to you the music of 2007 in its refined 2009 form:

The Cinematics are back with a whole new album titled Love And Terror to be released by The Orchard on October 6, 2009. The LP, which was recorded independently by the band after their previous label, TVT Records, closed up shop and filed for bankruptcy. The first single will be the title track of the album. Watch the video below. See how dreamy Scott Rinning continues to be:

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The Strokes’s Tour Bus Gets Tagged

Oh man… why didn’t someone tell me about Buddyhead saying The Strokes tour bus was two-tone tagged “$uckin Dick$” in North Carolina earlier?

Oh yeah. Moldy Peaches in January with Interpol at the Bowery. Rumor has it they really want to get the Spin Doctors to play with them, making the retro-90’s movement fashionable by rockin’ the Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.

Check out these freaking kick ass pictures of El Strokes.