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Something seems wrong with the guitar: Heavy metal
Current earworm that I'm totally okay with: San Cisco's "Awkward." Their early-rock sensibilities bring along some interesting rhythms.
Current earworm that I'm totally okay with: Django Django's "Default":
From their self-titled album.
The world needs more of this sort of thing.
Tom Pang grew up playing violin, which his dad wanted him to play in an orchestra. I am glad he may have disappointed his dad when he discovered an affection for bluegrass, and applied his Mongolian roots to it.
After a strangely barren several months musically - not to say there hasn't been any good music this year, just that very little I've heard so far has really hooked me (outside of the new Dan Auerbach produced Dr. John album, Locked Down) in a way that said "this is something different, special, and wonderful" - this pops up and makes me want to give someone my money.
The Bombay Royale have put out a concept album, and the concept is the soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist. I know, it's been done before with respectable success (Rome and Year Zero are a couple of examples), but this... wow.
The album's Bondian title, You Me Bullets Love, gives a clue to the tone of the soundtrack for a 1970s Bollywood spy movie that I really want to watch now.
You can download the album's title track from the Bombay Royale website for free (with a bit of convoluted site navigation and giving them your e-mail address).
That one's catchy enough, and the rest of it is quite entertaining, but what really got me - I mean really got me - is their version of "Jaan Pehechan Ho" (originally produced for the 1965 movie Gumnaam).
Give the rest of it a listen.
You can download You Me Bullets Love from Amazon.
What's you favorite album of the year so far?