BANANA PEELS
by Sean
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Monster soup in the Thames


Micachu and the Shapes - "You Know". They're probably the most interesting band in Britain. Miasmatic music, noisy and rude, playful, vivisected, stubborn as a stubbed toe. I've been listening to this racket non-stop, giving friends headaches, giving them headaches like I'm giving them gifts: Here, a headache. You'll thank me later. It is not often you find a song like a ropey weed, pushing through your house. It is not often you hear a song that is simultaneously an aquarium and a work-site, a lobotomy and a labradoodle. Mica Levi paints all the colours of sullen, and some of the colours of joy, with a band that plays off-notes, drones, jumble. They are like the Fall and they are like Pavement and they are like falling on the pavement, splat, with bubblegum in your mouth. One minute and thirty-two seconds; pop. [buy]

Django Django - "Life's a Beach". You can fall on anything: a step, a piece of timber, a banana peel. You can trip over a relationship, a regret, a long-lost friend. One kiss can send you flying. Be careful when you are on the beach, when you are relaxing on a rooftop garden. Pay attention to the sky underfoot, to distractions, to your clumsy habits. Sometimes your mind is like the jingle of tambourine and the clack of coconut-halves, voices rhyming in your ears, and you can slip straight out of your comfy pit. [buy]



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Posted by Sean at July 26, 2012 10:55 AM
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Awesome second track and song.

Posted by blahdeedah at July 28, 2012 9:08 PM
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