Friday, July 13, 2007
I am a fan of Jason Schwartzman's cinematic work. He is uber-talented and his whole person seems to exude this 'positive existentialism' so nicely captured in "I Heart Huckabees."
It turns out, like so many other 'tinsel town' dwellers, he has a knack for music. An active knack. The 'knack' is actually so active that he has already made a full album. I approached his Coconut Records album with a good measure of skepticism, he is an actor for crying outloud. But after the first attempt, I was really impressed. My musical instincts were satisfied to such a degree that I can actually recommend it to other music lovers. Especially his single 'West Coast' which is a beautiful fusion of true-blue indie rock, 21-century identity struggles, and overall catchy lyrics.
So, in a nutshell, I liked. A whole lot. The album to look for the next few weeks is indeed Schwartzman's Coconut Records. Finally an actor who can actually make decent music.
graph per amazon