These things you can't unlearn

I've got law school exams coming up very soon, so there may be fewer updates here for the next couple of weeks. I say "may be" because I'm reckless and find writing about British indie bands to be more interesting than the Rule Against Perpetuities. Someone help.

When I'm reading and highlighting and note-taking, I can only listen to instrumental stuff, or music with very few vocals. I need something on in the background, but if there's any lyrics, that's where I'm focusin'. So, lately I've been rocking bands like Cats and Cats and Cats, and today's offering, 65daysofstatic.

They've got a new record out next week called 'The Destruction of Small Ideas', and I like it. It's noodly, heavy, gentle, and perfect for the background. I know that "perfect for the background" may not sound very positive, but I mean it endearingly. Check 'em if you like Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, or other lazy comparative bands. This song has the best title and is relatively accessible.

Wish me luck with this crap!

[download 65daysofstatic - The Distant & Mechanised Glow of Eastern European Dance Parties]


Lauren said...

My favorite thing to listen to while studying is Cirque music. It totally gets you pumped to study (and, well, fly through the year). During sophomore year of college however, i'd listen to movie soundtracks while studying or doing homework. That way, each class had it's own soundtrack (Meteorology was Batman, Literary Theory was Harry Potter...etc etc..) Sadly, i sometimes had to supress the urge to hum the songs during the tests, so let's keep our fingers crossed that that doesn't happen to you.

Oh, also, I vote Pirates of the Caribbean for your properties class.

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