Friday, November 11, 2005

Let's be friends

Another wonderful week of 12 hours workdays, and two wicked bands to listen to:


Bodies Of Water emailed me today; they wrote me a nice, unassuming message, and offered to send me a CD. I listened to a couple of their MP3s, and was impressed.

With "Here Comes My Hand," these guys and girls belt out amazing vocal melodies, coupled with a dense, sunny, well-produced pop backdrop, the occasional yelp, and quirky breakdowns. "Roar, Roar, Roar," sounds a bit like Grandaddy meets Queen -- what the hell? And then we have a "Guess I'll Forget The Sound, I Guess, I Guess." It's a dusty, melancholy offering with frenetic bridges, a nice organ and synthetic-sounding horns.

I have high hopes for this band. Looking forward to getting the EP.

Bodies Of Water - Here Comes My Hand
Bodies Of Water - Roar, Roar, Roar
Bodies Of Water - Guess I'll Forget The Sound, I Guess, I Guess


The hoof hearted DAS brought Celebration to my attention. The guy seems hard to please, so when he's all over over a band, you gotta assume there is at least something to be said for it.

Celebration are from New York, and, like Bodies Of Water, they have a very unique sound. Off-time, off-kilter beats, killer organ, and catchy-as-hell basslines clash in something that sounds vaguely like The Liars but hell, I can't really come up with adequate comparisons.

Listen to these guys. They've got it -- that special thing. They're amazing.

Celebration - War
Celebration - New Skin


The Paper Cranes' EP is now going to mastering (which is what we do after mixing). Their track titled "Deus Ex Machinegun" is heading down to the guys at Run-Roc for a remix treatment. How rad is that? If you don't know who Run-Roc are, they just finished work for Annie and Supersystem, produce Jonathan Vance, and are doing some new work for The Rapture. Things are looking good.