Friday, March 03, 2006

Hot Chip - I Can't Wake Up

When Toronto record label Paper Bag Records announced that they were releasing a compilation featuring bands playing songs for kids, and that it would include such indie rock superstars as Broken Social Scene and Sufjan Stevens, I thought it was a great concept. The problem is, it seems like a lot of the bands misunderstood what that concept was. A good majority of the tracks from See You On The Moon! (Songs For Kids Of All Ages) don't sound like children's songs at all -- unless, that is, the bands were striving to create lullabies in which case they've succeeded admirably. Hot Chip contribute perhaps the most chilled out song I've heard from them yet, while Hamilton electronic duo Junior Boys provide their first brand new song since their 2004 album Last Exit. The Sufjan Stevens song previously appeared on one of his Christmas EPs. Volume 2 is supposedly already in the works... all I'm saying is it better have more kazoo in it.

» Bonus Track: Junior Boys - Max
» Bonus Track: Sufjan Stevens - The Friendly Beasts
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the JB's!

Anonymous said...

Sufjan Stevens - The Friendly Beasts was the best of the 3. And that is saying a lot.