- Catchy Radiohead song
- Bluesy Ryan Adams song
- Somewhat talented female singer-songwriter like KT Tunstall
- Inversely untalented female folk singer whose songs sound like day old kittens
- Somewhat catchy Canadian artist, probably Sloan
- Surprisingly good song by a band that no one’s heard of and has no album or MySpace page
- Live recording of Hold Steady's Stuck Between Stations at First Avenue, Minneapolis
There was a very upsetting inclusion in this month’s issue.
Say you’re having a conversation about music with your mates and you want to recollect the youthful, more innocent yet brooding days of the late 90’s. There is only one band you need to bring up. Or say someone is arguing that Austin or Athens, GA is the center of college music in America but you think it’s actually Williamsburg, Va. If you bring up this band, the conversation will end and you will be awarded a medal from the Model UN for your debating techniques. Or say some guy is like, “Ian McKaye once tuned my guitar.” And you say, “Oh yeah? I know a guy who used to date the girl who’s now dating the leader singer of this band.” Again, you’re the winner.
This band should have been your answer to all references about washed up, Virginia bands from last decade. This band was Seven Mary Three.
But now this month’s Paste Magazine seems to imply that 7M3 has a new album coming out. And they put a song from that album on their free CD. This is probably good news for the William and Mary music scene. But this is awful news for me. They were my go-to band.
I’m going to start using Agents of Good Root again.