The papers and blogs are abuzz with word that President Obama has picked federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to replace Justice Souter on the Supreme Court. Big ups to the Bronx and Puerto Rico.
Personally, I would like to give you my pick for a new great album to enjoy: Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest. I’ve only listened to the record once all the way through so far, but hey, it just came out today so what do you want? But it’s safe to say that this is my favorite album that I’ve heard this year so far. Grizzly Bear has clearly picked up some tricks from their tour with Radiohead last year, exploring a huge expanse of textures, instruments, moods, and harmonies on Veckatimest, which is named after a tiny island in Massachusetts near Cape Cod, where they recorded the disc. Check out the video for the first single, it’ll make your head explode into flames!
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks: