Posted at 9:57pm on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 by Andy
Sometimes Jools Holland throws up some absolute stormers. Welcome then my new favourite band (at least this week…) 2080 by Yeasayer.
Definitely from the Wolf Parade/Animal Collective/Panda Bear camp, but what makes them stand out for me is the quality of that bass. I can’t help but think of Talking Heads; David Byrne flapping around stage as Tina Weymouth let rip the funk.
Posted at 11:02pm on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 by Andy
…and listen to death from above.
Clearly a band called CSS is going to get at a few plays in our office. That and being used in the best scene of the Phoo Action pilot means I can’t get that nagging riff out of my head. Also, same track, live on Later.
Posted at 10:38pm on Sunday, February 24th, 2008 by Andy
I love youtube; particularly as a music discovery service. I don’t think I’ve talked about this enough here so here’s the first in (hopefully) a more concerted effort to post music videos to this blog.
This is the track I was looking for when I first discovered exactly how good youtube is for music. It wasn’t there at the time, it was the other things I found that made me realise. Thankfully someone has posted it since and for your delectation here is one of the highlights of Talking Heads career done by David Byrne plus small orchestra on Later a few years ago. This must be the place (naïve melody).
Posted at 11:52pm on Saturday, February 16th, 2008 by Andy
OK. I’m a fanboy. Yes yes, forgive me. LCD Soundsystem. I love them. Signed to DFA. Hot Chip. Apparently I love them too. Also signed to DFA. More ear worm infectious pop than edgy dance, but still; the sight of 5 geeks jerking uncontrollably in time to their own emissions on Later (that last link only lasts until 22nd Feb 2008, this one doesn’t, nor does this one for the really stand out track) was really something to behold. EMI have finally got an artist of a) quality and b) mass appeal. They may have got them through a licensing deal rather than their own A&R, but hey, Terra Firma may be saved from bankruptcy yet.