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Thursday, 5 February 2009

Slice of Babel pie

(sorry, that's an awful title right there).

It's always nice to hear from old friends. It's less nice when they're only getting in contact to pimp out a new band and their email reads more like a press release then a genuine attempt to catch-up (I jest Nina, I jest). But still, beggars can't be choosers, and luckily the band in question are really rather good (that can be the quote for the poster!).

Babel have been knocking about for a few years now and released a warmly received mini-album (EP?) in 2007 called Pearl Street Raga, and are about to release their full debut, Crooked Timber, this month. According to the press release/email, it's been getting the kind of reviews poor old Morrissey can only dream of (without a nude photo shoot in sight no less...brrr!). Musically, the wood reference in the album title is apt, their sound is very 'woody' and 'earthy', like a forest or something. Yep, their songs sound like the forest...another one for the poster, surely?

Here's a taster for the new album. It's called 'Make Your Bed' and is what Arcade Fire should sound like:

Here's the science

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