Look, this has always been hilarious more than anything else. I can actually give a nod to Tipper Gore herself for pointing the way to Carnivore, a band, as you might imagine, that horrified the moralists.
Independent rockers The Bismarck have offered a free preview of their new album, Great Plains, in its entirety. I highly recommend you take them up on it. Great Plains (Pride of Dakota Records), at first listen, is an awesome—as in, “awe-inspiring”—album counting down its last week until release (May 29).
No, really, I haven’t been this pleasantly surprised by some random album that I heard of through the blogosphere since … um … the blogosphere itself, I guess.
Seriously, these guys have my attention, and barring some obscene scandal like Nazi child molesting orgies or something, that’s a good thing. For me. I mean, for them? Well, who the hell am I? Except for the person telling you to go listen to this album right freaking now?
(I should note, since I just now found it, that there is a really cool visualizer behind the cover art at The Bismarck’s site. Hover, click for the drop-down menu, and select something to go along with the music. Oh, yeah … and turn the volume way the hell up.)