Eleventh Dream Day Zeroes and Ones

[Thrill Jockey; 2006]

Rating: 3.5/5

Styles: indie rock, post-punk
Others: Yo La Tengo, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr.

Luxury. Luxury is being able to release an album when you damn well please. Luxury is having your wife sing backup. Luxury is singing, clearly: "I have no use for what's here/ Wake me up when the buttercups are strewn beneath my feet." Luxury is a noun. Luxurious, an adjective. Luxury is channeling Citizen Kane Junior (N. Young) for upwards of four minutes on "New Rules." Luxury is having a bass player from Tortoise at your disposal. Luxury is a reliable rhythm section. Luxury: (lgzh-r, lksh-). 2. A condition of abundance or great ease and comfort: sumptuous environment. Etymology: Middle English luxurie, from Middle French, from Latin luxuria, rankness, luxury, excess; akin to Latin luxus, luxury, excess (from Merriam-Webster's). Luxury was a humid recording shack in Kentucky in July 1987. Luxury is being able to stick by your guns; lathering the barrel in adhesive so you're stuck, but still free to swing the gun around your forefinger before returning it to the waist holster. Luxury is sòghalachd in Gaelic.

These are the luxuries of Eleventh Dream Day.

1. Dissolution
2. Insincere Inspiration
3. For Martha
4. Lately I've Been Thinking
5. New Rules
6. Lost In the City
7. Return of Long Shadow
8. The Lure
9. From K to Z
10. For Everything
11. Pinwheels
12. Journey with No Maps

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