Monday, September 24, 2007

Damn they're good

I have to share this. Introducing the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Not quite new, actually they've been around for 14 years now.

A Friend of mine send me one of their songs, I can't stop listening to them since. I would describe their music as nu-swing rooted in classic New Orleans Jazz, influenced by international styles including asian and klezmer music. Their song lyrics are tasty – who else sings 'Teeth are extruded and bones are ground, Then baked into cakes which are passed around…' to a highly dance-able groove? The band recorded their second album 'Hot' without using a sound studio, they rather searched for unique rooms like a billiard room for their recordings to catch the room ambient feeling in combination with their music and Katherine's amazing voice, you'll hear what I mean. Great stuff.

Take two minutes and listen to them, you won't regret it. Also check out their songs Hell and The ghost of Stephen Foster. Their music videos are uniquely odd. Pure inspiration. Where are my bubbles? Bubbles.



2 comments:

onewomanrunning said...

Cool, a friend turned me on to them a couple of years back. Good stuff.

Feroze Engineer said...

great track..!! will look for more of their stuff!!!