Monday, August 31, 2009

That's How It's Done At the World Market

So I've been working the early morning shift (4 am to whenever) at Costplus Werld Markit, unloading trucks and stocking shelves. It's a job fraught with many a potential misery, but I actually don't mind it. I work with some cool people, and I like to organize things anyhow, and we get to listen to music, so it's not so bad. The music isn't what I'd call my style, though: I'm forced to hear a lot of Dave Matthews, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, and emo, none of which are "my thing". However, every now and again a song comes on that I like. In the following cases, these songs have become favorites - I play them all the time! Lucky me. The first is by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and it's called "Zero", off of their new album It's Blitz! I've always liked the Yeahs, but I hadn't heard that they had a new album out. The second, "Around the Bend", is by the Asteroid Galaxy Tour, which I guess everybody but me knows about already due to a feature in some Apple commercial. I don't stay plugged into current trends for very long, so I feel fortunate to have caught these two tracks before they fade into ADD MP3 obscurity. Here are the videos for both. I find it interesting that both videos go for the same early 80's new york Blondie vibe - although each in different ways.