Because I’ll be one of the few mp3 bloggers not going to SXSW (boo!), I have to train my focus on March 29, when my wife and I will be seeing The National (hooray!) at the Troubadour in Los Angeles – and partying with the Drunkard and his wife.
I always love to see who opens shows for bands I hold in high regard. Because, hey, if they’re good enough for The National …
Unless it’s a DJ (say, Shadow or RJD2), all-instrumental compositions usually just ain’t my thing. However, these sounds by Talkdemonic – with O’Connor playing (among other things) drums, synth, Wurlitzer, laptop and Molinaro on viola and synths – are pretty enthralling. The band calls it “folktronic hop”: wispy indie vibes grounded by electronic/hip-hop beats.
I’ll be very curious to see how it translates live.
Beat Romantic is due out March 21 on Arena Rock Recording Co.
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