Noise from the Front


To quell those post-holiday shakes, remember this bit of wisdom from Fyodor Dostoyevsky: “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.” Perhaps one should also remember that FD wrote a shelf full of messy, difficult novels about suffering and mental illness, etc. This week’s playlist is dedicated to the memory of cinematic everyman, Herbert “Zeppo” Marx (February 25, 1901-November 29, 1979).


“Pop Song 2006,” from Razorlight (Mercury, 2006)

[Music listing for Sunday, February 25]


“Blue Jeans” from Light and Magic (Ladytron, 2004)

[Music listing for Thursday, February 22]

Soweto Gospel Choir

“Rivers of Babylon,” from African Spirit (Shanachie Entertainment, 2007)

[Music listing for Friday, February 23]

Chin Up Chin Up

“Stolen Mountains,” from This Harness Can’t Ride Anything (Suicide Squeeze, 2006)

[Music listing for Wednesday, February 21]

David Vandervelde

“Can’t See Your Pretty Face No More,” from The Moonstation House Band (Secretly Canadian, 2007)

[Music listing for Monday, February 26]

Amy Linton/Aislers Set

“Untitled,” from A House Full of Friends (Magic Marker, 2005)

[Music listing for Thursday, February 22]


“Asylum,” from Abscence (Ipecac, 2005)

[Music listing for Tuesday, February 27]

Nakatomi Plaza

“Retro Is Really In This Year” (demo), from Frog Octopus Wolf (Read leader, 2007)

[Music listing for Tuesday, February 27]

Elysian Fields

“Sharpening Skills,” from Bum Raps & Love Traps (Naive, 2005)

[Music listing for Saturday, February 24]


“The Eiger,” from The Wedding (Jagjaguwar, 2007)

[Music listing for Saturday, February 24]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 13, 2007

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