My music playlist for today (February 15, 2012 edition)

Godsticks

Coming back for the second of two recommendations I’ve gotten from Steve Kessler, aka “progeezer,” one of my good friends who linger in the outer reaches of the music discussion website www.progressiveears.com, it’s time to return to Great Britain, and the Welsh band Godsticks.

Yes, this is progressive rock the way I’ve always thought of it — odd time signatures, changing those odd time signatures into other odd time signatures at the drop of a hat, getting into the occasional smooth groove, fine instrumentation throughout, just very original music that almost defies trying to compare the band to anyone else.

This is good stuff.

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