Week #26 / Single With A Press Release Fuck It Fuck Everything Cycle#1: East Of Eli – “Child’s Play”

Hey everyone. I’ve gotten a few request emails that I’ve neglected out of laziness and each one happens to just be a single. With a press release. Column A and Column B of exactly the fuck what I don’t want to review. But. A request is a request. So here’s a new sub-segment of Blind Date My Ears called the Single With A Press Release Fuck It Fuck Everything Cycle. For the first installment I will be reviewing “Child’s Play” by East of Eli. The press release informs me that he is a cinematic folk artist and the song features his famous wife. However, his sound cloud seems to indicate it’s a different song featuring his famous wife. So…let’s see which it is (I’m not listening to the other one, so we may never know.) It’s just one song, so Date Breakdown in like a week. Unless I have a different kind of breakdown.

Hating life. Hating everything. 

-BDME

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Week #20: Emailed Request 1 [Love Ghost]

While I was on hiatus, I received an email request to listen to and review random songs by Love Ghost. My initial reaction was hesitation, as the request accompanied a long description of the band and their sound. With the purpose of my blog being to go into these recordings blind, along with reviewing full cohesive releases, I found myself a bit conflicted. In the end, I’m flattered enough to get a request that I’m throwing caution to the wind. I mean, I haven’t actually heard it yet, right?

I was provided with 2 soundcloud links to new singles, HERE and HERE. My plan is to start with these songs and see what else I can dig up. Breakdown on Monday as usual.

A Brief but Open Letter to the Bands

First of all, I want to say thank you. Thank you for putting yourselves out there and expressing yourselves through music. It’s far more brave and personal than sitting behind a computer and judging someone else’s vision. 

Music is personal. I’m just one guy with thumbs and a limited music vocabulary. I’m sure it doesn’t need saying, but take my words with a grain of salt. As impartial as I try to be, I of course have my own preferences and musical leanings that will in some way inevitably influence my final review. 

But also know that although I’ve spent a week with your album, that’s the extent of my familiarity with your brand. These are gut reactions that will only semi-morph in the course of a week. There’s no right or wrong. Taste is subjective. Some people like Nickleback. Some people hate the Beatles. We’re all different. But, while they’re not meant to be a guidebook, I do think gut reactions can be useful. Read the breakdown if you want or ignore it and move on. I’m not Pitchfork. I’m a nobody with a DIY free blog.

Thanks for putting your music online and I wish you all the best. 

-BDME