If you are worried about aliens reading your mind (and really, who isn’t?), Rocky Votolato has a song just for you. Actually, despite the extraterrestial theme, I really like this song that Barsuk Records just posted up on his section of their website for public enjoyment. I recommend his entire Makers album (2006), from which this track hails. It’s got a bit more of a beat than many of the other lush and dreamy acoustic plucking tunes on that album, and some wheezy harmonica. Check it out:
“Tinfoil Hats” – Rocky Votolato
Rocky is going on tour with Lucero and William Elliott Whitmore, which is going to be a great evening of music. They swing through these parts in late October and I don’t think I’ll be in town, unfortunately. But if I were, I’d be there with bells on.
Makers (via Barsuk) or other Rocky Votolato music (via eMusic). His last two releases, Suicide Medicine and Light and Sound EP, were produced by Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie, who also plays various instruments on the albums.
P.S. Baseball update: The Rockies won, and I did indeed freeze my butt (and toes) off. But it was great fun.