I’ve been in a bit of a mood lately in regards to the music that I have been listening to, and if you have been reading much over the past few months, you understand my yearning for rock. Plain and simple, I want more rock. Guitars, drums, pain, sex, blood, heartache, grit, celebration, more guitars, and more drums… rock as it once dominated the scene.
Constantines have been addressing that need, much to my delight. The band has been around since 1999, and as some of you may already be familiar with their work including the band’s live performances, I am a Constantines newbie. A newbie that is slowly becoming more and more interested in what these band is doing, and a guy that is absolutely aching to see this band live. Get your asses down to Texas for crying out loud! Living in Austin, once rarely has to wait too long to see a band of interest come through town, but these guys are avoiding me. For the time being though, I will sustain myself on the music. The music of this band that just seems to be gettting better and better the more I listen.
Check it for yourself:
MP3> Constantines ‘Shine A Light’
While I wait, Baeblemusic feeds my desire with a live concert film of Constantines in action. It’s nothing fancy, just 5 guys on stage making some great music. The taping is of the band’s performance @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg back in December. You can find it @ Baeblemusic.com of course, and here’s a little sample.