Radiocures: because radio just plain sucks

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Chicken Soup for the Hypochondriac's Soul

Antony and the Johnsons-For Today I Am a Boy
So I haven't blogged in bit so this entry might be a bit rusty. Like a nail. Left sitting in the rain...enough of that. Man I need an editor.

Antony and the Johnsons. What's so good about this band you ask? Well, if you're asking me I'd say it's the fact that the songs sound spare and heavy at the same time. It's Antony's aching bell-like voice that immediately sends chills shooting down the back of your neck. It's only second that you realize there are other instruments creeping in and creating the shadows in the song. This is some of the most gorgeous music I have ever heard. I just love the way his voice has an insane vibrato that is exaggerated at the end of every emotion-filled line. "For todayayayaya I am a chiiiiiiiiild, for todaaaaayayaya I am a booooy". Pretty damn gorgeous. And let it be noted, I don't throw the word gorgeous around like an old leather football...man I need an editor. Enjoy.