“I‘m notoriously late to the party when it comes to music. Maybe it’s that when new music comes out, and I hear positive things, I instantly get annoyed and boycott the record.
On my record player: Jenny and Johnny’s I’m Having Fun Now. I have a hard time getting it out of my head. I could lie and say it is too poppy for my taste, but it’s not. I dig just about every track. Favorite lyric: ‘I’ll forgive you if I outlive you.’
On my iPod: Neil Young’s Living With War. I think this record is brutal, I don’t understand how Neil gets that gnarly guitar sound but I am so glad he does. It even sounds badass through my trendy white earbuds. Favorite lyric: ‘I don’t need no TV ad telling me how sick I am.’
In my CD player: Manchester Orchestra’s Simple Math. Saw this band a few times live at the Social. Sold-out show, kids singing their hearts out and it did nothing for me. Randomly saw them play a shed in Seattle to about 50 people and I got it, it clicked. I absolutely love this band. My friends make fun of me because I slightly geek out about them. Favorite lyric: ‘I am tired of talking to a wall / when I could talk to someone else / It’s got seven days without a word and you’re with someone somewhere else.’”
(Formerly local, currently New York-based roots rockers Gasoline Heart play Back Booth 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Tickets are $8-$10. They are prepping the December release of a new album.)