Thursday, January 22, 2009

a little bit of some new stuff

Howdy, all. Just got back early this morning from Loren and I's rendez-vous at the Animal Collective show in New York City. More on that experience later.

This evening, I'm a bit more interested in two upcoming 2009 releases (a year which is already shaping up to be above and beyond the disappointment of 2008) ...

First up is indie Rock band The Whitest Boy Alive. While the name leaves quite a lot to be desired, their music is far from lacking. Rules, slated for a March release, is a dreamy collection of groovy pop songs that hone in on some of the finer intricacies of love, friendship, and all that mushy stuff. The band, led by Kings of Convenience front man Erlend Øye, breaks the traditional structure of the genre by occasionally jammin' through a guitar solo or electronic dance break.

Also arriving in March is Technicolor Health by Harlem Shakes, a record so colorful and infectious that it practically spills out of the speakers and buries its way into the back of your head for literally days at a time. It's a bit light and playful, but there's enough depth here to keep you smiling without feeling guilty about your feet tapping along.


The Whitest Boy Alive - Keep A Secret | zShare

Harlem Shakes - Sunlight | zShare


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