So happy to be able to share this new project by Walls on Kompakt, the duo which is one part Allez Allez who have started a great mix series featuring Grovesnor(ex-drummer of Hot Chip) and Caribou(which I was going to share this week) have ventured into more guitar based material that gets me excited on how A+R will be going on at Kompakt from here on out. Walls is slow moving with hints of white noise that is completely in control, the release is highly recommended from start to finish.
Lately i’ve been trying to pick my brain because I feel like I never turn down a good Caribbean style song, you play dreamy synths that fit into a Balearic song with light guitar strumming? well then jump into my itunes! deep bongos, disco strings and chimes with water sounds are just bonuses like finding another M&M in my so called empty M&M wrapper. Korallreven is a perfect example of what I like, now trying to find a crowd that loves it in the USA is a whole different story.
When I hear this Shahs track and imagine the instrumental I automatically think it would be the perfect song to start out an episode of This American Life where a normal older man starts off his day by leaving his white picket fence home but starts walking by really weird things on the way to work. I picture the vocals sung by a drunk David Byrne which is a compliment to Shahs, its not a bad thing in my book.
Lead singer Andrew McKee is already doing another things besides The Young Friends, instead of the sunny bike ride sing alongs with friends he brings it into the gymnasium for a overnight lock-in dance party by the punch bowl jam.
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Carlos says:April 29, 2010 at 8:41 am
Man, I really love this section, keep on with it!
Alex / HeadUp says:April 29, 2010 at 9:03 am
Oh snap, I didn’t get to hear Andrew’s Rollerskates track, this is pretty swell!
Shelby says:April 29, 2010 at 11:36 am
Walls – Soft Cover People has an amazing intro.
Jesse says:April 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm
I absolutely love this set! The korallreven track is amazing. I would really love track suggestions to build an entire playlist like this!
Jesse says:April 29, 2010 at 4:27 pm
Korallreven’s vinyl single looks to be available from at http://acephalerecords.com/. That probably has a wonderful sound and I love the sleeve. I miss records.
Jeff Hendrickson says:April 30, 2010 at 4:51 am
Jarson says:May 2, 2010 at 1:34 am