Couple of housekeeping bits and pieces to get through.
Firstly, I never told you about my 6000 miles… Album of the Year for 2018.
That album was Thank You For Today by Seattle indie rockers Death Cab For Cutie. Highlights like Gold Rush and Northern Lights are supported by plenty of happy, bouncy er… indie rock tracks, like Autumn Love, When We Drive and Summer Years, together with the wonderfully loving Your Hurricane. The album ends with a surprising mix of naked upright piano and nostalgia as Ben Gibbard describes an aging rocker growing old disgracefully in 60 And Punk. It’s wonderful.
Go and listen to it.
So, with 2018 finally done and dusted, we can look at the inaugural 6000 miles… Single of the Month award for January 2019.
And, with over a week of the month still to go, this one is not going to be beaten. White Lies: Tokyo
Close your eyes and ignore the alleged hotness that is Harry McVeigh, and you could be at (a more professional version of) a Alphaville concert. Bold, commanding lyrics above unapologetically new wave synth: this is really, really good stuff.
Right up my alley.
This and some of the best tracks from Thank You For Today can be found on the 6000.co.za Inspired by 6 Spotify playlist.