Saturday, August 27, 2005

Red House Painters

The last few days I've been listening to Red House Painters, which is a band whose last record was released by SubPop Records. I first heard them a couple years ago, when their song "Cruiser" was being played regularly on SubPop Radio. Then a few weeks ago, I was listening to the Garden State soundtrack, which is quite nice background music for painting (walls, not art.) Anyway, while listening to that, I became interested in the track "Such Great Heights," by Iron and Wine. So that led me to SubPop, where I re-encountered Red House Painters. After a quick trip to iTunes, I was downloading their album "Songs for a Blue Guitar" (released on Universal/Island), which is great painting and driving music. Mellow, sort of Mazzy Star meets the quieter Elliot Smith.

So anyway, you can hear samples of the album here: Red House Painters on Amazon.comand Mark Kozelek's current band, Sun Kil Moon, as well: Sun Kil Moon on