Friday, April 28, 2006

Three For the Weekend

I wish I had time to type proper posts about each of these bands but I don't. So, I thought I'd just throw all of them into one post. Basically, the common theme between them is that they are recent darlings of the blogosphere. However, it isn't misplaced love. Each band is worthy of the praise.

The Raveonettes

Denmark's The Raveonettes are a current day version of The Jesus & Mary Chain (cira Psychocandy). Infectious pop hooks covered in thick layers of grinding fuzz. Both of their albums, their EP Whip It On and LP Pretty in Black, are packed with quality tunes.

The Raveonettes | Love In a Trashcan

Gnarls Barkley

Is any DJ hotter than Danger Mouse right now? From The Grey Album to Danger Doom to now Gnarls Barkley, the guy is a master of the catchy mix. I'm not even sure what genre to put Gnarls Barkley except for just calling it crazy delicious. The album, St. Elsewhere, isn't available in the US until May 9th but the tracks floating around the blogs are making me quite anxious to get the whole disc. The folks attending Coachella this weekend will be grooving to them...which will probably spur another new round of blogger talk about them.

Gnarls Barkley | Crazy

Beirut

Speaking of being hot right now, Beirut is the number two most popular band on elbo.ws right now. Pretty good for a 19-year-old from New Mexico (now living in NYC). Zach Condon has musically connected various instruments such as a ukelele, glockenspiel and trumpet to create a initially rough but ultimately painfully beautiful sound. Beirut's Gulag Orkestar will also be available on May 9th. Do you think there's a band in Lebanon called Alburquerque?

Beirut | Postcards From Italy

1 comment:

nico said...

That Gnarls Barkley sounds awesome.

Bonus points for being named after one badass Alabamian.