Monday, March 23, 2009
You Need a Gimmick
Today has been a real gearing-up-for-Indietracks day - walking around in my The School shirt and listening to the new Cola Jet Set album. It's no lie! Not only are Cola Jet Set playing Indietracks - five years after the masterful Contando Historias, new album Guitarras y Tambores is out on Elefant. Had I understood the lyrics I'm sure this would be my album of the year. Now it has to make do with a second place so far. "El sueño de mi vida" is the pop song of the year though, enhanced by some 12-string guitar that reappears here and there on the album. Another standout is "Durará" which Luis describes as The Clientele playing Chis Montez - couldn't have said it better myself!