oh holy fucking shit i love Whispertown 2000

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Somehow one of my most favoritest bands in the world released an album and I totally missed it. Like a birthday present I didn’t know was coming, a friend who had worked on the CD handed it to me a few weeks ago in LA and asked if I already had it.

The Whispertown 2000 (I heard a rumor that they were once Vagtown 2000, which, come on people, doesn’t that automatically make them your favorite band of all time right there?) — your new favorite band you’ve never heard of, and you can trust my love for them because I have never met them.

Because my partner works in the music business, I mostly listen to bands we know, which is usually a friendly pleasure. But just like movies made of beloved books, it does take away some of the imagination factor. I don’t want to imagine exactly who Jenny Lewis or Conor O are singing their super confessional songs about—of course, I know that sometimes their songs are completely made up and lots of artistic license is taken, but the wonderings do creep in every once in a while. I want my favorite music to be wholly mine, to make up stories behind the songs and about the people playing and writing them. Thus, Whispertown has been a double pleasure for the past few years—a great band I know of but do not actually know!

The lead singer Morgan’s voice has the cuteness (not too cute though, I promise you: merely cute, not cutsey) of early Rilo Kiley and a lot of the quirkiness of my other most favoritest band ever, The Blow. Morgan’s songs are strange and old timey and jangly in all the right places and LA-bizarre, all at once. Enjoy!

3 Responses to “oh holy fucking shit i love Whispertown 2000”

  1. leopold

    gyad, i loved it when you
    used to use the word sweetheart instead of partner…
    it was inspiring.
    words have a lot of power, is it now a business relationship?

    Reply
  2. lagusta

    well, I switch back & forth, don’t worry! Sometimes it is a business partnership…and sometimes it’s a sweet relationship. And sometimes it’s both.

    Reply

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