BrooklynVegan's given voice to a question I've been mulling over for the past few days. Who's going to be the next Arcade Fire--the next obscure band lifted to prominence on the wings of bloggers, early adopters, and urbanite word-of-mouth mavens.
BV has nominated three possibilities: Wolf Parade, Wintersleep, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Now, I am fairly certain that it won't be Wolf Parade, owing to the fact that Wolf Parade suck great big drippy dromedary balls. Cut it and print it, bitches. Never mistake activity for achievement, peoples. As for Wintersleep, well, I haven't heard them yet, so I'll be presumptuous and say maybe. Of the three, the most likely candidate is Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. I certainly feel like they're a damn fine band, and I remember when word started to trickle out about them, the sort of buzz they got was, in many ways, similar to the experience of watching the Arcade Fire's prominence slowly unfold. But, thus far, I'd be lying if I told you that CYHSY's wave has crested in the same way. Right now, it feels like an imitation more than a duplication. Not trying to slight anybody--it's just not reached that level of overwhelmingness yet, and I'm not sure it will.
Hopefully, by this time tomorrow, me and the ILB will be officially going to see the show at The Black Cat--I want to see for myself what their show is like, even if Kyle's going to be insisting all night that Mylo is the new Arcade Fire.
One nagging doubt: What if The Hold Steady is the next Arcade Fire, and we're not paying adequate attention?
Also: What's a blogga gotta do to see some good HTML on De Novo Dahl?
Finally: I'd like to know who the next Morrissey is going to be, and by that I mean what standardbearer from the wayback's gonna drop the massive "dont call it a comeback" disc on us? Have you heard this?