Wednesday 23 April 2008

New Stuff: April 2008

I'm taking a short recess from my Klaxons obsession to discuss two brand new and very notable releases.

Band:  The Last Shadow Puppets

The Last Shadow Puppets are made up of Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane from The Rascals.   Alex's vocal is unmistakable but I reckon that The Last Shadow Puppets are pretty different from Arctic Monkeys.  I really like both bands and don't think playing them back to back would be too much of the same.  The people over at The Last Shadow Puppets' page have commented on the band's strong sixties sound but I really don't think it is quite sixties.  It is more like spaghetti western and I really like it.  If you do like spaghetti western, by the way, you should give Tarnation a listen.

Album:  The Age of the Understatement

Release date:  21 April 2008
Buy:  from The Last Shadow Puppets shop
Video for the title track "The Age of the Understatement".

Band:  Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip
Not too much is known about these two.  They hail from London and after doing the festival circuit last year they have started 2008 with a hectic tour schedule.  They are off to Coachella in April which is pretty cool.  Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip are brilliant; they are mind-blowingly awesome.  Anyone who can state that the Beatles and Radiohead (and about 15 others) are/were just a band and get away with it is my hero.  You have to listen to Thou Shalt Always Kill and Letter From God to Man just once.  Please.
Album:  Angles
Release date:  12 May 2008 (7 days after my birthday!)
Buy: on presale at Amazon

Video for the fantastic "Thou Shalt Always Kill".


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