The Temple – Car Seat Headrest


Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. El Muneco says:

    It’s Christmas season finally, so it’s time to dust off the classics – Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Gary Hoey…

    I think I like TSO so much because they take each piece seriously, the way it was intended – the religious songs are majestic, the celebrations of the season are ecstatic, and the ones about family and friends are warm and intimate.

    On a non-seasonal note… I got a pointer off of a political blog – on the new Disturbed album, they do a cover of “The Sound of Silence” that might just take possession of the song in the way that Johnny Cash now owns “Hurt” and Tom Jones owns “Kiss”…Report

  2. Aaron David says:

    I like that poster.

    I have been listening to mostly old chestnuts, Savages, Brown Bird, Mastodon etc. But I have been listening to Warpaint alot lately, they have been around for a while now, but are just really hitting the right mood:

    • Glyph in reply to Aaron David says:

      I feel like I did a Warpaint post at one point, probably on “Undertow”, (I have the self-titled album and The Fool), but I’m too lazy to go look. They have a neat sound, never heard that particular song before.

      Fun fact: Shannyn Sossamon used to be their drummer.

      And their bassist just put out a record as “jennylee”, though I’ve only heard the single “Never”.

      It’s not bad – it has a sound I’m pretty much genetically-predisposed to like – but it doesn’t seem like there’s much of a song there:

  3. Chris says:

    That Year in Band Names is awesome.Report

    • Glyph in reply to Chris says:

      As far as “that’s actually pretty good” goes, I think Narc Twain (both name and logo) wins.

      In the comments, someone compared list entry “Unkle Funkle”‘s name to Uncle Kracker’s, saying it was just as bad.

      The next commenter’s reponse killed me:

      Miller, in reply to pamelabeesly • 2 days ago

      Uncle Kracker is slovenly and crude but proudly and openly so, Uncle Funkle’s booking info probably doesn’t tell you he’s not allowed within 500 feet of an elementary school.


  4. Jaybird says:

    The local “alternative” radio station has been playing this in the regular rotation:

    It’s catchy, it’s fun, I like it… but after hearing it a couple of times on the radio, I really sat down to listen to the lyrics and the lyrics are dumb. Really dumb. Like, the only way they could be dumber is if they added a handful of “yeah yeah yeah”s to them.

    Which makes me wonder what in the hell makes a song “alternative” at this point.

    Probably the fact that they seem to play their own instruments.Report

  5. Roland Dodds says:

    I am glad CSH is catching on; I wrote a piece a few years back about an earlier record. This is a fine record as well.Report