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BeenroundawhilebutIonlyjustheardthem: Caribou August 19, 2007

Posted by alexd in Been round a while but I hadn't heard of until recently, BeenAroundButIOnlyJustGotIntoThem, Music, Video.
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Hi guys (and girls), I’m back here’s a quick post on one of the songs that has been ricocheting around my cranium for the last… ooh 48 hours?

Despite average reviews of the album the single of Andorra by Caribou is amazing. Utterly gobsmackingly amazing. A simple driving bass drum pounds continuously through the song, routing it enough for ethereal melodies and chords to float and swirl ever upwards. You would never guess without prior knowledge that Caribou was an electronic knob twister with this being a product of a change in direction. Now sounding like Battles on a trip or maybe the fore-mentioned jamming with Midlake.

Even more amazingly this dreamy psych rock song was forged in the bowls of a nebula but safely in a leafy city suburb by one man, a condenser mike and a computer by the looks of this BBC Collective video. Regarde.

Reminded me to try and sort out my own condenser mike. The video for this song is also quite fantastic.

Caribou- Melody Day

Oh and just before the obvious stuff you want below. My i mention my ventures into capitalism. I opened up an Amazon a-store cleverly named “Dirtybronson Dirty Deals” (alliteration kicks arse!(Just realised how poor my grammer is)). Although I believe it is a dangerous coup to monopolise the Internet, I got one as all the cool kids had one and I wasn’t in the mood for being a dissenter. Please for the sake of my poverty stricken, (unborn) children have a browse of all the lovely stuff that I like and believe is worth spending a small percentage of your wage on.

And purchase tickets for Caribous upcoming gigs. The one with Architecture in Helsinki looks fun.

MP3: Caribou- Melody Day [highly recommended]

Myspace: Caribou should be more popular as they’ve been round a while

Website: www.caribou.fm <– lovely site btw


BeenAroundButIOnlyJustGotIntoThem: Architecture in Helsinki May 6, 2007

Posted by alexd in BeenAroundButIOnlyJustGotIntoThem, Music, Video.
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As someone who didn’t really get into they’re earlier stuff (apparently not so early, the band formed in the late 90’s). I have now been completely converted. Solely and misguidedly i will unofficially crown one of the most inventive bands on the planet. Well until i find out who has previously been doing acapella bass lines at least. To be honest looking back I’ve missed a trick. I shall just blame naivety and ignorance of youth for that. Glockenspiels, clicks, harmonies, trombones, synthesisers and handclaps and evidently influenced by the Mighty Boosh (possibly Sesame Street). If this video cannot make you love them, then nothing can. Be converted. Get tribal.

Architecture in Helsinki- Heart It Races

How elating is the 20 seconds after 2 mins 14 sec?

Oh look they have a massive tour coming up.

05/10 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo
05/11 – Sydney, Australia @ Factory Theatre
05/13 – Melbourne, Australia @ Price of Wales
05/19 – Moscow, Russia @ TBA
05/20 – Minehead, England @ Butlins Holiday Centre (All Tomorrow’s Parties)
05/24 – Paris, France @ La Fleche D’or
05/25 – Dublin, Ireland @ Tripod
05/26 – Bristol, England (Dot To Dot Festival)
05/27 – Nottingham, England (Dot to Dot Festival)
05/29 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
05/30 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso
05/31 – Cologne, Germany @ Gebäude 9
06/01 – Neustrelitz, Germany @ Immergut Festival
06/02 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
06/04 – London, England @ Kings College Buy Tickets
06/07 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
06/08 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
06/09 – Philadelphia PA @ TBA
06/10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
06/11 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
06/13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
06/14 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Richard’s On Richards
06/15 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
06/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
06/18 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
06/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatr

Download: Architecture in Helsinki- Heart it Races[highly highly recomended]

Architecture in Helsinki- Do the Whirlwind

Website: www.architectureinhelsinki.com

Myspace: Architecture in Helsinki have more friends than you