It sure ain’t easy getting back into this Track Of The Day lark. In recent years, we’d positively freak the fuck out if we were for whatever reason unable to access “the blog” for any particular period of time as it metaphorically felt like we were being caught with our pants down in front of the ostensible online music community (we obviously haven’t lost our knack for rinsing the word “ostensibly” though. T’is a good word to rinse). Having been off it all for some weeks now, up until Friday when we thought the best use of our time would be to poke and prod around this flashy new replacement which we’re now understandably calling “the site” in stark comparison to its predecessor, and we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t our own stubborn nature holding off the development and indeed the launch thereof, we’ve found a number of other things to fill the space that we’d otherwise use to snoop around our own info inbox and, well, social media we guess, in order to find something that (a) would make us look like we’re on top of things in terms of uncovering something that (b) is worth propping up owing to (c) being (d) subjectively good and (e) new(ish). After spending a good half an hour getting back into it – which in itself reminds us of our meager and recent attempts to get into swimming again (which is not like riding a bike at all. You can’t nearly-drown after spending 5 minutes on a bike that you haven’t mounted for a substantial chunk of time, and/or turn a quasi-competitive environment such as the speedy-lanes of swimming pool into an actual fucking splish-splosh show) – we believe Gurr align themselves completely in the right place as far as the aforementioned criteria are concerned. Other than being immensely satisfying to say over and over again, Gurr are from Germany and in our minds and likely those of other similarly-minded people, that makes them automatically cool as hell. Aesthetically, we can draw immediate comparisons to the carefree indie stylings and similarly-interestingly-named artists such as Let’s Eat Grandma and The Big Moon, and at least one of those has been enshrined in Track Of The Day glory in the recent past. Sound-wise, this shit makes us calm as a Hindu cow and we’re sure everyone could use a bit of that in these times of uncertainty and trying to make light of that uncertainty. Moby Dick, which received it’s premiere around a week ago or so, injects a trot of energy into 60’s-infused lo-fi that will hopefully make this lot stand out from the current leaders of the musical charge as far as we’re concerned, namely Pale Honey and Chastity Belt.
Gurr – Moby Dick