Wednesday, January 04, 2006

pop of the moment

so every couple of months i find a band via some arbitrary connection to the Great Music Machine in the Sky, & proceed to drive everyone around me slowly mad by constant airplay. as it were.

back in December i discovered the increasingly irresistible Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, a local-ish band (though they're off touring Europe at the moment. wish i could tour Europe.) from Brooklyn/Philly (a little of column A, little of column B?) via NPR's All Songs Considered.

it's like underwater guitars & the breakdown of language into vocal instrumentation with clever pop-culture-y lewis-carroll-eqsue lyrics & happy little driving drumbeats over deceptively familiar but surprisingly, er, surprising musical styles. a little slacker-jazz, a twist of beatles-y pop-psychedelia, a dash of geeky rock frothing up with a sudden urge to dance around shamelessly. variety is the spice of pop. yeah.

they've got a couple of songs up on the website (i dare you to resist listening to "young blood" while you're out driving in the evening) & some additional tracks on their mypace page, & i insist you give a listen. & if you can get it, the first track off the album is deliriously silly.
"oh beamish nephew" indeed.

12 little fish:

Blogger anne swam up to say...

Oh and they're even coming to Paris...!

3:50 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

well than...looks like someone has a chance to see them before i do.
well well...

9:58 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

then, i meant "then".
sorry, someone's been at the cabernet.

10:10 PM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

i saw clap your hands and say yeah in philly with Dr. Dog. go figure, eh?

8:54 AM  
Blogger phylos swam up to say...

The BBC have got a feature on them today

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4568688.stm

They're playing London in a couple of weeks as well. I'll have a lsiten.

10:03 AM  
Blogger phylos swam up to say...

Listen - and I haven't been at the cabernet cos I'm still at chuffing work

10:04 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Sounds fascinating, I'll check it out!

11:08 AM  
Blogger LiVEwiRe swam up to say...

I went to have a listen and it's quite catchy! Thanks for the tip! =)

2:38 AM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

arctic monkeys anyone?
(its a band and a suggestion!)

12:46 PM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

a suggestion for what...dinner?

4:14 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

mmmmm...arctic monkeys.

5:13 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

clap your hands has their N. american tour dates up on their website now too...

1:24 PM  

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