Wednesday, 7 May 2008

and then

there are Tokyo Police Club and their long-awaited debut Elephant Shell. Some time ago, I promise to do a review on Elephant Shell. Shame it took me so long, but the main reason for my hesitation was, that the voice of TPC singer David Monks reminds me of some other band that I do like very much, but somehow can't name. Could be Bombay Bicycle Club, I don't know. Stuff like that really freaks me out, but since I don't get any wiser on that subject, I decided to post about them today. Elephant Shell is a truly refreshing indie rock album: It features average 2-3 minute songs without any fuzz(like keyboards, synth etc) only the basic rock instruments:guitar, bass and drums. The album has a total of 28 minutes, which is absolutely acceptable for a good indie rock debut. The single Tessellate is the indisputable highlight of the whole album, amongst my favorites Nursey Academy and Centennial. One could argue that most of the songs sound the same, but that's only a weak argument for lazy listeners. Elephant Shell is already out since April, 22nd and if you haven't got yourself a copy, please do that immediately, because there are only a few debuts which stick to the true indie rock manner. So go over to amazon for your own copy of Elephant Shell.

MP3: Tokyo Police Club - Nursey Academy
MP3: Tokyo Police Club - The Baskervilles

next are Buffet Libre's Verbena Selected 3, the last part of their Verbena Selected Trilogy. As with the last two mixes, the songs are selected by the finest artists, which makes it even cooler.
If you're not convinced, do have a look at the track list and then listen to it.

1. Sidechains - Buffetlibre Theme
2. Adventure Kid - De Lorean Motor Company [Selected by I'm From Barcelona]
3. Muscles - Sweaty (Shazam remix) [Selected by Softlightes]
4. T2 - Heartbroken [Selected by The Pipettes]
5. Golden Boy - Rippin Kittin [Selected by The Raveonettes]
6. Uffie - Ready To Uff [Selected by Sohodolls]
7. Does It Offend You, Yeah? - We Are Rockstars [Selected by Zookeeper]
8. Holy Ghost! - Hold On [Selected by Irene]
9. Familjen - Det Snurrar I Min Skalle [Selected by Seabear]
10. Lykke Li - Little Bit [Selected by Of Montreal]
11. Autokratz - Pardon Garçon [Selected by Kaiser Chiefs]
12. Schnitzer - 12:30 [Selected by Das Pop]
13. Cassius - Under Influence [Selected by Margot & The Nuclear So and So's]
14. Björk - Wanderlust (Ratatat remix) [Selected by Tilly & The Wall]
15. The Bug feat Killa P & Flow Dan - Skeng (Kode 9 remix) [Selected by Bright Eyes]
16. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Sun Llips [Selected by The Go! Team]
17. Josh and Anand - What Wonderful Snow [Selected by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin]
18. Orange Juice - Rit It Up [Selected by Stars]
19. Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric (Andy Gray remix) [Selected by The New Pornographers]
20. Apparat - Hailin From The Edge [Selected by Editors]


I'd have posted more today, but my internet is unbelievably slow today and it deems useless sitting for another hour to upload two more songs, pfsh.
take care
 - g'bye

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