The sheer number of bands that we've hyped over the years is pretty terrifying, the problem is they don't go away. Once you've said they're the best band to ever wear clogs they expect you to write about them again, and again, and again. It's awful. Who knew that the last wave of bands to make any money from music would stick around? Who knew the first wave of bands to not make any money from music would stick around? (Delete as applicable) I guess some people are not motivated enough to get proper jobs, here are your singles of the week:


Fog - 'Trying'

If this was a "just" world then I wouldn't have to explain to you who Andrew Broder is. You'd know already all of the music he's been responsible for. You would've explored all of his various projects. You would've loved them. His lyrics would've helped to emote those feelings you'd buried. You would've danced hundreds of times to 'I Have Been Wronged', the hit single that became the defining anthem of a generation. It's not a just world, and he's back with a new album that you should probably get excited about.


White Wine - 'Where Is My Line?'

White Wine is a new project by Joe Haege, who was in Menomena and a couple of other band names I've read but never listened to. It's not a just world, remember? This song has all the qualities I enjoyed about Menomena so it bodes well for the album that will be released at the end of March.


Woodpigeon - 'Faithful'

Woodpigeon have seemingly been around forever and I am forever grateful for that fact. This song is bloody lovely. They have a new album coming out soon called Trouble, which I was beginning to think would never be made, I thought it was the end but I'm glad it is not.


Plants and Animals - 'Stay'

Plants and Animals were one of the stragglers of that tidal wave of Canadian indie bands that happened a decade or so ago. At the time they didn't get the recognition that an album like Parc Avenue deserved, I guess because they weren't the first to come along, but whatever - you can still hear it, it still exists. This is a nice song, even if the bit where it ramps up is straight up Grizzly Bear, it's still enjoyable.


Let's Eat Grandma - 'Deep Six Textbook'

This is nice. Really nice. A really nice way to announce that you've signed to Transgressive and you'll be releasing some really nice music. It's nice when nice things happen to nice bands and it's nice to be able to hear them.


LUH - 'I & I'

I think my love for this band is documented. They awaken something in me that I can't explain. Except to say that when I listen to their music I feel alive. I can't name many bands that have that power and I do not take them for granted.


Yndi Halda - 'Together Those Leaves'

Yndi Halda (Yin-dee hal-da) released a perfect 4 track EP/album called Enjoy Eternal Bliss about six or seven lifetimes ago and then disappeared off into the sunset like total fuckers. Although it was a bit like that Sex Pistols gig in Manchester, in that anyone who had anything to do with it has gone off and made a bunch of great music in the mean time, but now they're back. Enjoy them while they are here.



Here is a nice PDF document entitled "Don't Make A Scene". It's a field guide to putting on DIY shows that was available as a zine but you can grab for free online. Anyway I think that's quite enough. I promise to give this column all of the care and attention that something that is outdated and overlooked in a couple of days deserves. You can submit your music to The 405 by using your initiative and clicking around the site, although I will unsubscribe from your mailing list. Have a great day.