3/15/2006


so i read in the Express today, of all places, about a new CD by Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan. Campbell used to be in Belle and Sebastian and Lanegan was the lead singer of Screaming Trees, one of the few grunge bands that I can still listen to (especially "Nearly Lost You"). Anyway, their stuff is pretty neat, Isobel has a really light 60s-ish voice while Lanegan's is really deep. You can hear some of the songs here and here. I especially like "Deus Ibi Est", which I think means God is here in Latin. Plus Isobel Campbell is pretty easy on the eyes - especially if you just travelled in time from the 1960s.

5 comments:

handels said...

isobel campbell is my enemy! she's the reason i stopped listening to b&s for years, and that stupid gentle waves band or whatever the hell it was blew. i just had this conversation with a friend last night. the only point i'll concede to him and to you is that yes, she IS easy on the eyes. 90% of her appeal.

Andrew said...

how come she is your enemy? sometimes her voice is too cutesy i suppose

handels said...

she was super whiny when i saw b&s in '99 or '00, whenever it was. she was sick - true - but either rock through it (c'mon, it's belle and sebastian not freaking slayer or something) or get off the stage. don't drag the whole performance down because you're not well. anyway, after that show i lost love for them. now she's gone and lo and behold, b&s rocks. coincidence? i think not.

Andrew said...

haha. that is crummy. people skip concerts all the time, why didn't she just skip eh. there are other girls in the group who could sing anyway right

Braden said...

i like isobel campbell. i've only heard her first solo album, though. i think it was with the gentle waves, but i could be wrong.

funny, when i saw B&S, she looked like she didn't want to be there at all. this was right before she left the band. i guess that was 2002.