makes me happy

So. I’ve been listening to the Live Wire podcast and loving it. It is introducing me to all of these great bands that I’d never heard of before. One of them (and I can’t believe I didn’t know about these guys) is the Thermals. I downloaded their most recent album, Personal Life. I love it. This is exactly the kind of music I love the most. I love that post-punk, dance-pop sort of sound, with really great guitar hooks. I can’t believe this band has been off of my radar.

I especially love the video for “Never Listen to Me.” I seriously can’t stop watching it. I read somewhere that it was one of the last videos shot with Kodachrome film. It’s really beautiful; the warm, saturated colors. Watching it makes me happy. I love the sunlight and that the band appears to be basking in it and enjoying it under a tree. I can totally relate to that feeling. We have so few sunny days here and when it is nice I want to savor every moment.

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