New Year New Music Part Six – Bullets In Madison

The internet is great, isn’t it? Hunting around so good blogs for more information about someone, I stumbled across Count Me Out. I hadn’t visited in a bit, but had always rather liked the site, and seeing that there were some albums he was currently listening to were my kind of thang, as you’d expect, I thought I’d click on one of the records I hadn’t heard of. The link directed me to a free download of the new album (“We Became Your Friends When You Died”) by a band called Bullets In Madison. Ah, sod it, I’ll give it a try, I thought.

Might as well start at the top with “Animals”, I subsequently thought, once it’d downloaded.

And whoo-ee, I’m glad I did. That was on Sunday, it’s now Friday and I must have listened to the album ten times (and it’s been a damned busy week at work). How can I describe it? Well, mystical Americana crossed with motorik Krautrock, haunted by the ghosts of New Order and Television, with a helping of Doves-esque majesty. In short, it’s great. Really great. Funnily enough, I didn’t realise that Brendan, writer of Count Me Out, is actually in the band, which makes the find even better.

I can’t quite believe that we’re 22 days into the new year and I’ve already heard two utterly fantastic records (the other one being by Freelance Whales, of course). What a year this could turn out to be. I shall be reviewing both in the coming days/weeks/months1.

MP3: Animals by Bullets In Madison

1 Because we all know how reliable my timings are. *cough* Pitchfork *cough*.

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  1. Thanks for checking us out. Glad you are enjoying the new album. Keep us posted on the review. We’d love to read it.

  2. thanks for listening and spreading the word.

  3. rubenbauer

     /  January 31, 2010

    bullets in madison is and always has been an amazing band…hope it wont take 35 summers they get the appreciation they deserve.

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