Monday, November 17, 2008
"beirut" may possibly be one of the last great talents of the past decade, in my opinion..of course. 'postcards from italy' is a truly exceptional song off of the album, gulag orkestar. the plucking of the ukelele and the voice of, beirut's 'zack condon' is absolute perfection. the feeling that director, 'almaharel' has raided a few different families of their home videos is the perfect balance of private, intimate moments. i can rave about this song until the sun rises and sets again, but just listening to the first thirty seconds anyone can realize just how i fell in love with this song.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
i first witnessed 'anathallo' when they opened for 'the format' in early 2006. never had i heard them before, but i was in complete awe during their entire set. their sound is enchanting and enthralling. i was most impressed by the arrangement of various instruments, almost if that alone was art on display. their stage presence will put any person into a trance, yet will allow them to interact as well. hanasakajiijii four(a great wind, more ash) is based on a japanese fairytale from their debut album, "floating world." and this month of this year seem to be an exciting time for anathallo as they have released their sophomore album, "canopy glow." also, on the 12th of this month, they will embark on their european/parts of asia tour.
and just a side note: former lead vocals, nate ruess of 'the format' and andrew dost formerly with anathallo have formed their own project, "fun." 'fun' will tour north america with jack's mannequin starting this month.
Monday, November 3, 2008
i would probably list, the format as one of my favorite musicians. their music video, 'she doesn't get it' seems innocent because of the replacement of adults with children. it does seem to mask the actuality of the song about an "almost one-night stand" according to the format's lead singer, nate. i'm still crossing my fingers for the reunion of the format after their decision to take different paths. although nate has started his new project "fun," i will never forget both of the experiences i had when i saw 'the format,' live.