Saturday, July 22, 2006

Long Time Coming

They Shoot Horses Don't They?They Shoot Horses Don't They? are an odd bunch from Vancouver, Canada. Their sound is absurd, crazy carnival marching band influencing on the side to folk and psychedelic. Pulling out trumphets and saxophones blended in with a touch of rock is going to end up as a freak show. Many would consider this hard to listen to, not a band for everyone but an exceptional one if you can stand it. They've been compared to Captain Beefheart. I don't know if it's been me lately but I've been hooked on a lot of obscure lyrics and yet again this band delivers that. "I'm gonna start by eating drugs and I'm gonna form a new religion, living in the wood and eating bugs, I'm gonna do whatever's big yeah." From the song "The Bugs" off their album "Boo Hoo Hoo Boo". Sounds like forming a cult, but let's just say it's gawky.

They Shoot Horses Don't They? Empty Head
They Shoot Horses Don't They? Lowlife

Clap Your Hands Say YeahI was looking forward to see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah tonight but they've cancelled their Japanese and Australian tour. Lead singer Alec Ounsworth strained his voice and therefore cancelling the shows. They would also be playing at Splendour In The Grass tomorrow but instead have been replaced by Butterfingers. Here are two live CYHSY tracks:

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Me And You Watson (Live)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Papa's Waltz (Live)

I've also comprised a small mix with some of the artists playing at the Splendour In The Grass music festival during this weekend. (Links are all over the place, file hosting sites are killing me at the moment. Apologies)

Sonic Youth Incinerate
The Grates Inside/Outside
Tv On The Radio Snakes And Martyrs
Augie March One Crowded Hour
The Avalanches Since I Left You
Atmosphere Hockey Hair
Mogwai Friend Of The Night (Live)
Dungen Festival
Brian Wilson Smart Girls
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Turn Into
You Am I Constance George
Decoder Ring Somersault
The Zutons Why Won't You Give Me Your Love
Matisyahu King Without A Crown
Gerling Auf Wiedersehn

By: Sandra


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