Monday, November 13, 2006

Figurines

Any regular readers of this blog know of my love for SwedePop. Well, I don't have any for you today but it's close. DanePop!

Same socialist economic system. Same hip-shaking pop sensibilities. Different country name.

These guys are called Figurines, hail from Denmark and, in 2006, released their sophmore effort, Skeleton, in the US. However, I haven't heard much of the record. All I've heard so far is their song "The Wonder" which was part of a sampler of songs from bands that played this year's CMJ festival in NYC. However, that one song is worth sharing.

It has this killer guitar riff over the first twenty seconds that I love and gets repeated throughout the song. Whenever the song needs a hook, they pull out that little infectious measure. It reminds me of the riff that made The Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" such a success.

Now I guess I need to get the rest of the album.

Figurines | The Wonder | Buy

Here's the video for "The Wonder":

3 comments:

kingdomforavoice said...

That is a creepy video for a very cool song.

Flatlander said...

I like the chorus of little kids in their ballerina outfits. Creepy but fun.

I wish more videos had that sort of low-budget flair. It makes the band seem more accessible.

Moss said...

Hi False 45th,

I'm a creative director and I just completed an animated video for the Danish Rock Band Figurines
http://www.figurines.dk whom you've written about. It's for their song "Back In The Day" off the "Skeleton" CD.

The band, label and management have approved the video and so I'm ready to post.
on various blogs slowly but steadily.

I haven't really posted too many other places as of yet.

The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7XSvZi9Z1E

Let me know if you can possibly post.

Many thanks for your time and attention.
Brad Mossman
http://www.bmossman.com