Overcasters vs Joy Division
Like This and Like That is the new column from Snobcast extraordinaire, Father Guido Sarducci IV. The procedure: Every morning (OK, maybe not every morning) Guido will snatch the first crisp, clean & new mp3 he stumbles upon, listen to it at least once, and then find an old song (ten years or more) for some good old-fashioned compare and contrast. The purpose: To draw a line between the modern and the out-of-date. The premise: To expose the kids to their past while also showing the unfashionable adults that there’s great new music being made every day. Thus, if you like This than you might like That.
“Kiss of Sister Ray” by Overcasters vs “Dead Souls” by Joy Division
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How fast time can slip away! I’ve been meaning to post this since last Tuesday when I heard the news of Overcasters opening for The Black Angels at Bluebird Theater tomorrow (Dec. 7th)!! DAMN!!! Well, here you go, it’s short notice, but make sure to get to that show early. Overcasters are Denver’s diamond in the rough! In many ways, Kurt Ottaway has always been simmering under the pan of Denver’s music scene, but with the release of The Whole Sea Is Raging, Denver’s most hardworking rocker may actually have assembled the perfect band to bring him to a boiling point. The band includes the dynamic drumming Erin Tidwell drums, John Nichols on guitar and the appropriately named, Samantha Doom playing bass.
Ah, Joy Division. We lost you too soon. Or, at least we lost Ian Curtis far too soon. New Order was only a consolation prize. For those of you who don’t know, Joy Division was an English post-punk band defined by their brooding, echo-y sound. Lead singer, Ian Curtis committed suicide on the eve of the band’s first American tour in May 1980. The members of Joy Division had made a pact long before Curtis’s death that, should any member leave, the remaining members (Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner) would change the name of the group. Eventually renaming themselves New Order, the band was reborn as a three-piece with Bernard Sumner assuming vocal duties. Joy Division had a short run but their legacy has spanned decades. The Overcasters are proof of that!