Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Song of the day: The Wrens/"Ex-Girl Collection"

While The Wrens album The Meadowlands came out in 2003, it was only in 2004 that I discovered and came to treasure it. All year long, the song "Hopeless" was one of my favorites -- its chorus blows me away every time (especially the line "..so thank yourself for nothing"). On the train ride from Boston to New York last week, I gave the album another listen and the song "Ex-Girl Collection" stuck in my head. It's a jangle-pop gem if ever I've heard one, and a highly recommended listen (as is the rest of the album). Click here to listen. Enjoy!


Blogger drake leLane said...

LOVE The Wrens... My favorite 2003 release!

Was disappointed Rhapsody didn't have it for my list when I originally did it, but it was finally added to the stable, thank goodness.

If you haven't picked up their prior release, Secaucus, I highly recommend it.

Absolutely Kosher is set to rerelease their Abbott 1135 Plus EP from 1997 in April. Something else to look forward to.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

whee! i loved meadowlands when it came out, and i looked around for seacaucus but never found it (within my price range, that is). have you seen what it's going for on amazon marketplace? yikes!!

4:25 AM  
Blogger drake leLane said...

Wow, $139 minimum!

I was lucky I found it used last summer, I guess.

Sounds like the Grass/Dutch East India label is a serious hurdle in this (and previous Silver release) ever getting rereleased.

11:15 AM  

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