This morning I woke up at 8am and then rolled over on the couch. 9am I told myself…and then at 9:15 I stumbled over to my phone, texted an editor, found out there was nothing to write and then put on Mikey Erg and Warren Franklin’s Split. It gave me a taste of nostalgia for a decade I was never a part of but then made me play favorites like some sort of honest parent – parents who say they don’t have a favorite are liars.
So four tracks, two songs each – one was bound to win me over more than the other and when it came to each artist and their songs, that was the case as well. I’m going to be a liar and say that the playing level was easy and just talk about the better of each pair of tracks. For Mikey Erg, the greaser vibes of “You’ve Never Heard ‘My Aim Is True’” was a better ride than “Three Cheers for the Liberty Bells.” I just felt like I was listening to some more mature What’s Eating Gilbert with the first, while the other just sort of sat there. That’s how I felt with Warren Franklin’s “Please Return.” It played but my mind didn’t stay, but at least “See Him Again” was there to pull it together them in the end with some soft rock.
Mikey Erg and Warren Franklin went well together and I’ll let you go ahead and pick your favorite of the pair. In the mean time I think I’m going to go back to the couch for what’ll be my second nap of the day (I’m aware it’s 11am and I’m what’s wrong with my generation). While I do that, you can get Split because it’s out now on Count Your Lucky Stars.