Wednesday, December 06, 2006


I liked Lander since the night I overheard Lord Steamroller playing You Don't Know. So much so that I asked the good Lord if I could be the one to review them. Perceptibly, I was granted my request.

As I listened to some of Lander's other songs, a slight feeling of familiarity began to get on my nerves. Not because I didn't like the music, but because I just couldn't put my finger on who they reminded me of. I'm sure most of you can relate to the feeling of having the name of some band, movie, actor, etc on the tip of your tongue but you just cannot, for the life of you, remember? Yeah, well, for fear of not being able to sleep, I decided to do some research.

I sifted through blog posts on Lander's Myspace page, I came across a review from, in which they likened this band to Muse. This scratched my itch, and with a giant "aha!" I was taken back to Muse's earlier days, the days of Showbiz and the song, Muscle Museum. A very good thing.

Lander, soon to be Pretty Victim, has a great sound. Poppy and edgy, tunes that get stuck in your head for days. I particularly like the song All We Got Is You, I found the background vocals by the keyboardist, Jess, quite pleasing to the ear. Which is odd, as I've never been a huge fan of female vocalists, with the exception of the likes of Kim Gordon and Cat Power.

So, huge compliments to this band. Go check 'em out now before you lose your chance to brag about having "listened to them before they were big" when their success snowballs.

- Courtney


Anonymous said...

please tell me your second name is cox...i love you. You are right girl, Lander rule x

Anonymous said...

awww shucks, thanks. the last name is not cox though, which is cool, cause if i were courtney cox i wouldn't be writing for the steamroller. or something.

Worn Records said...

you wouldn't write for The Steamroller????? What? How much do you want to stay! Next thing you know, you'll be writing for your own blog!!

Lord Steamroller

Anonymous said...

if i were courtney cox i wouldn't... cuz um, i'd be too busy watching reruns of friends?

I HAVE MY OWN BLOG. in fact i have many. just look at my profile. it's actually possible that i AM a blog.

Worn Records said...

I really like your blog, especially the pictures of Thailand. awwwww, so lucky.