Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Musee Mecanique | Coming to Burlington | Apr 18

Before opening an email from the folks at Tick Tick, I had never heard of Musee Mecanique. I'm still not sure how to pronounce their name. However, after opening their myspace page and letting their songs play in the background for a little while, I'm a whole lot more interested in them.

They have an acoustic folk sound that blends in electronics and a wide variety of other instruments such as cello, violin, lap steel, saw, keys, etc. It gives a nice full sound from a minimalist base.

The interesting thing is that they are currently unsigned. Their albums aren't available on Emusic or iTunes. There aren't any posts listed on The Hype Machine about them. How the hell does Tick Tick keep coming up with these completely unknown yet potent bands? They must have a secret indie rock decoder ring or something.

Regardless, on Friday night, Musee Mecanique will be dragging their glockenspiel into The Skinny Pancake in Burlington for a show with Bridget Martin of Seoul and Jenny Montana. Showtime is 8pm.

Musee Mecanique | Two Friends Like Us | Buy