January 10, 2008

Marseille Figs

Cory Doctorow pointed to Marseille Figs: uptempo pop from a "small big band" -- Violent Femmes meets Tom Waits meets Squirrel Nut Zippers and I followed up with a little venture in downloading via Amazon, but perhaps I shoulda gone with CD Baby for a few bux more... Anyhow, I'm enjoying them, and some of you will too (probably the same ones who respond with glee to the excesses of the Holy Modal Rounders). Others won't (probably the same ones who can't bear The Pogues). But take a look at the band's Web site and perhaps sample Low Low Thing, Caesar's Revenge, and Good Year, and see a useful review by Chris Daykin: Something new, for a change

Posted by oook at January 10, 2008 09:52 AM