by Sean
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Snowstorm, Dec 27 2012, by David Usher

The Limiñanas - "Longanisse". A song from sundazed Perpignan, but of course I hear today's snowstorm. How could I hear anything else? The frosted windowframe is like looking through lace curtains. Outside there is half a metre of snow, like the city is an iced cake. Still the snow comes down. Relentless as the Limiñanas' organ, glockenspiel and electric guitar, relentless as that sprightly "woo-woo!"; some far-sighted scheme, some beautiful meteorological joke. The Limiñanas made blizzard-music on a beach, or in a summer-baked villa. They taught the clouds a thing or two, wearing short black skirts and eyeliner. [buy]


I was introduced to the Limiñanas by Montreal's cherished Jason Grimmer, whose ears are fine indeed. He shared their music in his Best Albums of 2012, which I recommend with great enthusiasm.

In the wake of my own picks, some of the best of the Best of 2012s I've seen are these. Some are noteworthy for their writing, or their enthusiasm, or their diversity &/or accuracy of selection: Molars / Hunt & Gather / Passion of the Weiss (hip-hop) / Gorilla Vs Bear / APT 3313 / Pruning Shears / Erik Lejion/Cult's Best Montreal Songs / (will keep updated).

(photo, improbably, by david usher)

Posted by Sean at December 27, 2012 8:05 PM

Thanks Sean!!

Posted by Dan at December 27, 2012 9:17 PM

I like this, Sean, but it's basically Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot's 'Bonnie and Clyde' isn't it? Except they sing 'Longanisse' instead of 'Bonnie'... Season's greetings, anyway.

Posted by David Belbin at December 30, 2012 7:09 AM

aaah-ha. and now i read this. thank you kind sir!

Posted by mandrew at January 17, 2013 1:29 AM
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