Another week, another Mercury music section to flip through while you stuff your mouth with Hannah Montana's sweet cherries. What?
We devote an entire page to the mysterious triangles, flashing lights, and electro-pop of YACHT. I do believe in their magic, because it's real, but they are no Tony Wonder. Gob: "You want us for Use Your Illusion?" Tony Wonder: "Actually, some band has got the rights to that title, so I’m thinking like Use Your Illusion 2."
YACHT - "Summer Song"
It's the "far-out tunes" of Nudge. Bonus: This article contains the term "electronic frippery." Words are funny.
Nudge - "Two Hands"
Right next to the experimental sounds of Nudge is... a pop-punk band from Rainier? Sure, why not? We've been ignoring Broadway Calls for years—sorry—but now with the release of Good Views, Bad News we admit we were wrong about the band. So wrong.
Broadway Calls - "Midnight Hour"
Hey, all you bands with your silly words and lyrics, SubArachnoid Space has a message for you. Shut your hole.
SubArachnoid Space - "Hunter Seeker"
How many octopuses does it take to screw in a light bulb? 1/8! Sorry, that is the only octopus joke I know.
Anyway, here is an article on theremin-popsters the Octopus Project.
Octopus Project - "Wet Gold"
But wait, there's more. Cary Clarke's column discusses the Manor of Art festival at Milepost 5. Okay, now we are done.
End Hits: Manor of Art is the most exciting thing to happen on 82nd since that magical night I had at the Unicorn Inn. Please don't judge me.