Thursday, July 10, 2008
Noah and the Noise
London 2-piece Gentle Friendly were mentioned in a bulletin by Johnny Foreigner drummer Jr, along with Algernon Cadwallader, My Psychoanalyst and Calories, who are all good and will probably all end up on here because I'm too lazy to find bands myself. But the fact that Jr mentioned it is not the only reason I'm posting this mp3. This song is from a radio session, and the presenter who talks for about 10 seconds makes me laugh for no reason. The track is called Real Fighters, and it is 1:30 (excluding the funny man talking) of messy shouting over what sounds someone sitting on the keys of an organ. It sounds like No Age if their songs were shorter and had break-downs which include noises like a washing machine. Check their Myspace for more songs like the above!
Perhaps they could be/are part of this "Noise" label that is around. I don't know much about it. Last.fm's similar artists for them include Fuck Buttons and Teengirl Fantasy. If you are interested in Teengirl Fantasy, go here!
MP3: Gentle Friendly - Real Fighters
The problem that I have with this "Noise" thing is that it's very very hard to tell the difference between songs. Initially, at least. Another band who have found themselves stuck with the label are Health. They are a four piece experimental band from Los Angeles (anotherrrrr No Age comparison). I said they are part of this "Noise" thing, but their genres are kind of all over the place. I'm not sure if I like it or not, like a lot of things these days. See for yourself.
MP3: Health - Glitter Pills
MP3: No Age - Eraser (I've mentioned them enough times, any excuse for a No Age MP3!)
I mentioned Fuck Buttons earlier. I downloaded their album and was suprised at how long their songs were. 5/6 songs on it were longer than 7 minutes long. See what you think of their progressive noises and tingz. If you like their progressive noises and tingz, go to their Myspace.
MP3: Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love For Planet Earth
Finally, Noah And The Whale's debut album Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down is available for free download from 7digital and it is fantastic. The downside to the freeness is that you will only have for 2 weeks, after 2 weeks of having the files, they will no longer work (I'm guessing). Get it for 2 weeks here! Inevitably, it has become available online, so if you want it for longer than 2 weeks, go elsewhere. I'm sure it's not hard to find. Just so you know, the MP3 below will not expire in 2 weeks. High five!
MP3: Noah And The Whale - Give A Little Love