i love m. ward
fitting that my first music post is m. ward, one of the many merge records artists i love.
i was initially going to take the name for my blog from this song by mr. ward. although i didn't think his 2005 release, transistor radio, was quite as strong as his previous albums, particularly 2003's transfiguration of vincent, this song may well be my favorite m. ward song of all. there's just something about the gentle rhythm of his guitar and the quietness in his voice that just relaxes the soul.
his new album, post-war, is due out august 22nd. first album with a full band for m. ward, and from what i've heard it sounds like it's going to rock quite a bit more than previous albums. even though i love his mellow side, the new stuff sounds sooooo good. this one's got backing vocals by the wonderful neko case, who i'm sure i'll be featuring soon.