Believe it or not, a lot of thought went into today’s pick. The original plan was to give something else by Pavement a listen, but I called an audible. Those guys had their chance. Why try and force something when there are a million better (active) bands out there? While the “things have come full circle, OMG I’ve grown so much over the past 366 days” theme in a positive Pavement review might have been a cool way to go out, it wouldn’t get across the message that I’d like to convey today. Picking a Pavement record would have felt like the final, closing note of Swole Ear. Perhaps I’m being a bit sentimental, but I can’t bring myself to shut down this beautiful monstrosity of a site. While I won’t be listening to a new album every day (thank God), I will be keeping the site up and posting occasionally. Schedule TBD.
Look out for a review of Pet Lions’ Houses later tonight. This is a record that I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time now. Scratch your heads all you want; listening to an up-and-coming Chicago band is the best way to mark the end of this project.
I’ll be taking a few days off after today; I think I’ve earned them. Plus, I’ve got all kinds of statistics and fun facts from the past 366 days to compile, which I hope to post sometime next week. Keep your eyes peeled.