New Music Spotlight: Slow Club

A little bit Mamas and Papas, a little bit Magic Numbers, and a whole heck lot of happy, shiny fun – Those are the best words I can find to describe Slow Club, a Brit outfit that seems to be on the cusp of making a full-fledged indie splash in the U.S.

Here’s a playlist that indie-friend Super Mike’s wife put together with some choice tunes from Slow Club.

You’ll recognize “Sinking, Drinking, Thinking, Feeling” from a Lays Ad…but frankly, these guys are more than just a one-commercial song-hit wonder (Listen Up Ting Tings and The Submarines). They’ve got a frantic folkiness and a pop poppiness that you can’t help but tap a toe to. In fact, think bouncing BP Commercial babies in a smiley, slappy cartoon world.

Their albums are all on import (read: Too expensive) but you can get some on the cheap at Amazon (though word is if you get their Let’s Fall Back in Love EP featuring the Lays Ad song…that the song actually isn’t included. Can someone verify that?).

You can download a free Slow Club Song here and here and here.

Oh…and a big shout out to Dejah (Super Mike’s wife) for clueing me into the band. Here’s her post from one of the shows.

British Beatle Mania

20090908beatlesEvery 10 years or so, the Beatles do something to make themselves relevant again (It’s not enough that Lennon and McCartney are the singular most prolific and successful song writers of all time). In the 90s, it was the Anthology CDs. In 2000, it was the 27 number 1 hits CD…now…it’s Beatles Rock Band.

Now, this post isn’t about Beatles Rock Band…It’s actually more about Beatles buzz…

I’ve got to say, I like the renewed buzz–before I was an Indie fan, I was a Beatles fan. I was raised on Seargent Pepper, Sexy Sadie, and Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.  Which is why I particularly liked what I found on Spinner.com today — a Beatle’s personality test

Which Beatle Are You? – Spinner

Incidentally…I’m NOT the Walrus…