Mp3 of the Week: The Channels


Just when you thought moons-in-June love songs had lost their lustre, Boston's the Channels spin the solar system into a picture-perfect metaphor for unrequited desire. As sighing harmonies wash over swooning indie-pop, the moon quietly pines for the prettiest planet in space – though she, of course, has the hots for the sun. "She digs his light and his heat, and that’s fine," the moon croons, "Cause he’s gonna burn out eventually and someday soon/The earth will orbit the moon and say hey/She'll appreciate the things that I do, like make waves." It's the kind of great song that sets you off on bullshit tangents about how, yknow, no one writes great songs anymore but this one dammit THIS ONE is a GREAT SONG. As Stephin Merritt might say: how fucking romantic.

You can download a few more chunes by the Channels (albeit not in sterling 192k like the one above) at their MySpace page, and then catch them playing Bill's Bar tomorrow night (Friday) for the FNX/New England Product night. Also on the card: the Snowleopards, who we've been going on about lately, and rightly so. If you haven't been reading this week, go check out the video of what happened to their Boston Music Award that Robbie Roadsteamer stole, or just right-click-save-as to hear their latest unholy/web-only rock and roll manifesto:

DOWNLOAD: The Channels, "The Moon" (mp3)
DOWNLOAD: The Snowleopards, "Hipmatize Me" (mp3)

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