COOS AND FLICKS
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Can't get enough of Virot's Yes Or No. Whereas Animal Collective are at times too diffuse to soothe your heart, and the Dodos' steady lustre grows into something hard & grating, Virot's songs are both simple and crooked - like gnarled hooks you can hang your coat on. The way he sings radio on "Say Fiesta" - well it's silly, endearing and French but it lets the song's emotional oomph come out of nowhere, like an alleycat sprouting roses. Virot's looped-up strums, snaps, thumps and coos remind me of a paper model city - precisely folded, brightly scribbled, not meant to last.Posted by Sean at November 13, 2008 8:00 AM
What a pleasant surprise! I have been listening to them all week!
Hope all is well :)Posted by (maryam) at November 13, 2008 10:08 AM
Did know about these guys. Damn nice stuff. Thanks.Posted by Sam Lowry at November 13, 2008 2:44 PM
Didn't know about these guys. Damn nice stuff. Thanks.Posted by Sam Lowry at November 13, 2008 2:45 PM
Thanks Sean, this is great. I bought it on Amazon MP3 right away!Posted by Eric at November 13, 2008 5:07 PM
reminds me of the first time I heard an animal collective track (Winters Love) and I suddenly felt like I understood what real musical joy was.
hi there, thanks for this post.
OH SNAP! From the old school ep version of cascade kisses i got... this version gave my body chills. Or its the 3 days of power naps without any solid hours of sleep.Posted by Matt has a T at November 18, 2008 8:08 AM
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