Last week while heading to work I tuned into KCRW's The Morning Becomes Eclectic and was turned on to the workings of The Naked and Famous, a New Zealand 5-piece who make glittery anthems for both recovering and burgeoning hipsters. The track played, "Young Blood", reminded me alternately of MGMT and Arcade Fire: a combination I could get behind. It's one of those throw-a-bag-in-the-back-of-your-car-and-leave-town-to-find-your-destiny kind of songs. I listened to many of those songs while I was making the drive to my new home in L.A. a little over a month ago.
So it's Thanksgiving and this morning I found myself eating biscuits and home made peanut butter in the company of new friends, mostly New England transplants like me who found our way to the opposite coast, therefore unable to be with family for a holiday with few legitimate historical merits, but many legitimately tasty and flavorful merits. Little things. New friends. Biscuits. Peanut Butter. These are the things I'm truly thankful for. The below tracks by The Naked and Famous reminded me of what I came out here to find and have achieved: beautiful moments.
You can buy The Naked and Famous' new LP, Passive Me, Aggressive You here, and check out their myspace too.