A lonely country road. South Point, Hawaii
An empty road may not seem too strange to some people, but after the hustle and bustle I experienced in NYC, it was a rare opportunity. So, an otherwise uninterrupted ride home, became a photo op. I convinced my brother to pull over. I got out and snapped the picture. And before I stepped back into the car, I looked around. It was just us two and a couple of horses off in the distance. I got back in and we continued home. Minutes later, we weren’t the only cars on the country road, but still, it was great while it lasted.
Opossom. What can I say? For starters, I’ve been listening to this indie-pop band for several months now. If you asked me more than half a year ago about what I thought about Opossom’s kind of music, I would have said that it wasn’t for me. It didn’t fit into a neat little niche. It had a kind of dissonance. It was strange to my ear. It was a litany of things. But after sitting down and taking a good listen to their debut album Electric Hawaii, all those list of things began to disappear. What was hard to configure in my head/ears became the songs that I would find myself singing out of the blue.
So I’m glad to say that Electric Hawaii is now a mainstay on my playlist.
Read more about Opossom and their debut album Electric Hawaii here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17065-electric-hawaii/