Music for Yom Kippur Weekend: Bjork & Antony, Parenthetical Girls, Gayngs

Posted by Jason Diamond

I’m not going to be doing anything fun for the 24 hours after sundown.   Just sitting around, fasting, and feeling shitty about everything I’ve done in the last year.  At least I’ll have music.

I won’t have “Flétta,” the stunning duet between Antony and Bjork that was up on Stereogum yesterday, because the song wasn’t officially supposed to go up; and what isn’t supposed to go up, must come down.  This was my first encounter with a song off Swanlights, the Antony and the Johnstons album due in October, and I’m left to believe this is my most anticipated album for the rest of 2010.

Antony’s newest will be on my top ten list at the end of 2010, and if all goes well, “Evelyn Mchale” by the Parenthetical Girls will be at the top of my list of favorite songs of the year as well.  As hard as it will be to top that one, “Young Throats” comes dangerously close with it’s nervy synth crunch.

Listen: Parenthetical Girls – “Young Throats”

Sometimes I wish I could be a better hater.  Sometimes I think I should jump on the bandwagon and talk shit about Justin Vernon, but seriously, Mr. Bon Iver is pretty talented, and I’d be lying to you if I told you I didn’t love his new supergroup, Gayngs, as much as I do.

I think between getting Prince to come hang out at their prom, and getting Har Mar Superstar to guest on this George Michael cover, I can safely say that Gayngs have gone into my subconsciousness, and stolen what I assumed were two of my best ideas.

Listen: Gayngs: “One More Try [ft. Har Mar Superstar] (George Michael cover)”