“You don’t have to have opinions on everything.”
James Diers has a voice of which I will never ever (ever ever ever) grow tired. It’d be kind of hard to, anyway, considering that Diers and his band Halloween, Alaska have been a bit of a local Minneapolis enigma for the past few years. They play a few shows, only when it suits them, and release some new tracks every two or three years (…and I have thus been happily forced to spend a significant amount of time with the Love-Cars back catalogue in order to get my fill). He’s undoubtedly one of my favorite lyricists – for reasons I still can’t effectively articulate after a solid 4 or 5 years of rumination. Je ne sais quoi, I guess. The band celebrates the highly anticipated release of their new disc Champagne Downtown at First Avenue tomorrow night. I’ll probably buy you a beer if you go.
Halloween, Alaska – The Hollywood Sign (highly, highly rec’d)