Monday, February 15, 2010

Song of the Week (Where Have I Been? Edition)

So just wondering, how many of you have ever heard of a band called The Microphones? Apparently they are incredibly influential and important and have been for ten years but somehow I am just now discovering their existence (thank you Based out of Olympia, Washington, The Microphones came on the scene in 1999 but made some serious noise in the underground scene with their highly ambitious and wonderful The Glow Part 2. Not an easy album to describe - a little Neutral Milk Hotel, a little art project gone terribly (wonderfully) wrong, the album bounces back and forth between gorgeous low-fi acoustic sing-alongs and sonic terrorscapes. Below you can hear the lovely, "I Felt Your Shape," (nevermind the stupid fan-made video) but make sure you check out some of their other tunes before commiting to buying The Glow Part 2 as other parts of this album sound dramatically different from this song. Anyway, it's always awesome to find a new band to love but it makes me wonder what the hell else I've been missing?!

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