Friday, March 16, 2007

Land of Talk - Summer Special

If I could give a reason for my recent absence from this blog, one might be a lack of interest in most of the music I've been hearing recently. Even though I've been bombarded by music lately, I've found myself hearing very little to be excited about. But something about Land of Talk's new EP Applause Cheer Boo Hiss really excites me. While I acknowledge that the band is not terribly original, and its easy to make comparisons to other current bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs or Blonde Redhead, Land of Talk combines all these influences in remarkably original ways, including singer Elizabeth Powell's amazingly complementary vocals. There isn't much I can do to explain them, but I think their music more than speaks for itself. I can't wait to hear more from these guys.

Bonus Track - Sea Foam

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