Duff McKagan: I've Been Listening to Antony & the Johnsons, Beach House, and Kate Bush"/>
Jason Nocito Beach House's new record, Teen Dream , drops on January 26 via Sub Pop Records. Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb.
Antony & the Johnsons, "Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground" (The Crying Light): I was turned onto this record after a friend of mine saw AATJ somewhere in Manhattan. He and his wife cried through the whole gig. I love it when music has this affect, and "Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground" is a good taste for anyone looking to find new music that challenges.
Jason Nocito Beach House's new record, Teen Dream, drops on January 26 via Sub Pop Records. Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. He writes about what's circulating through his iPod every Monday.
Beach House, "Norway" (Teen Dream, out Jan. 26): Beach House does for me now what Kate Bush did in say 1981, and that is, completely transform my mood and state of being. These guys are, hands down, my favorite new band. (Download "Norway" for free at SubPop.com)
Kate Bush, "Wuthering Heights" (The Kick Inside): I'm not sure what ever happened to Kate Bush. And I'm not sure she ever really toured the States. The result is a massive mystique, at least with me. When I was a very young musician, Kate Bush helped me to realize that anything was indeed possible. I am pretty sure she can take your breath away. Try it.