I have loved the Trashcan Sinatras since about 1990 when their first album Cake was released. You have probably not ever heard of them, and you are surely not alone. They are an indie pop band from somewhere near Glasgow, Scotland and their music is wonderful. Sweet, melodic, poignant – at least I think it is. Sometimes it’s hard to understand through the accents. Their clever plays on words are always fun, at the very least. If you are a true music fan, you will be lucky to encounter an artist at some point in your life who (for lack of a better phrase) truly speaks to you. These guys are it for me.
They have just released a fifth studio album, In the Music. I am waiting patiently for mine to arrive because, as I just learned, I am one of the lucky first 250 purchasers who will have my CD signed by the band! This is sheer nirvana for a super fan such as myself, but I’m trying to keep it together so as not to out myself as the geek that I am. Also, for the first time since a free concert at the Hatch Shell in 1993 (courtesy of WFNX), I will be seeing them live next Wednesday at the Troubadour. Needless to say, I’m pretty much beside myself.
In the spirit of my elation of the news that I will receive a signed CD, as well as my excitement about their upcoming show, I am making a list of my favorite TCS songs – in case you’re ever compelled to check them out. And not to be bossy, but you really should.
Thrupenny Tears – Cake
Obscurity Knocks – Cake
Orange Fell – I’ve Seen Everything
I’m Immortal – I’ve Seen Everything
Send For Henny – I’ve Seen Everything
Earlies – I’ve Seen Everything
The Therapist – A Happy Pocket
The Genius I Was – A Happy Pocket
A Drunken Chorus – Fez (Live)
All the Dark Horses – Weightlifting
Got Carried Away – Weightlifting