Tuesday, May 09, 2006

And a 5, 6, 7, 8...

Post 2 and it starts with a bang. Here are 4 more tracks that I like...

Editors - Feel Good Inc. (Acoustic)

Sweet damn, this is really hot. If anyone picked up their single Munich a few weeks ago when iTunes has it as their free DL of the week then you know that its a soaring new new wave track in the same vein as Block Party. Well they recently did a spot on Radio 1's Live Lounge and went thru this great acoustic cover of the Gorillaz smash hit "Feel Good Inc". They also get a few bits of "Munich" in at the end of the song. Just DL this - NOW!

Man Man - Engrish Bwudd

Man Man - I'd Rather Go Blind

File under experimental rock. This insane set of characters from Philly (E-A-G-L-E-S...) just released their second disc titles Six Demon Bag on Ace Fu Record. You can't read a review of them without a reference to Frank Zappa or Capitan Beefheart - I listen to a lot but never got into either of them but if they are as excitingly odd and refreshing as Man Man I'll have to pick some up. Bwudd is an over the top sing along with strange lyrics ("He traveled across the sea in the belly of a Japanese businessman / on a pleasure ship to France"). Kind of like the Squirrel Nut Zippers on LSD. The second track is a sublime and faithful cover of the Etta James blues classic. Lead singer Honus Honus delivers an honest heartfelt rendition without a trace of irony that you might expect after listening to the first track.

Grandaddy - Rear View Mirror

After 14 years Grandaddy decided to break up early this year - however they recorded a final album before that happened! It out today and called Just Like the Fambly Cat. This track is a sprawling mini-epic clocking in at 6:06. Bits of psychedelia soak up the front end of the track about a third of the way along they kick it up to a solid driving rocker before heading back out. Shows that even up till the end they were turning out great tracks.


And I'm spent.


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