Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Two Man Gentlemen Band

So, I'm not entirely sure who these guys are, or if they're even halfway serious. What I do know is that they have songs with awesome titles such as "William Howard Taft" and "The Hindenberg Disaster". Their self-described music is "uptempo, original, old time, two man music, at a reasonable volume", and I have to say that it definitely encapsulates their sound. Kozma had initially told me about these guys, and while I can't say that I'm a die hard fan, I can say if you have a penchant for former presidents or all things kazoo-related, well then you should definitely check these guys out. I guess they'd be fun at a bar or something. If I was drunk. Or passed out in a stall in the bathroom.

The Two Man Gentlemen Band - William Howard Taft
The Two Man Gentlemen Band - The Hindenberg Disaster
The Two Man Gentlemen Band - The Memphis Flu
The Two Man Gentlemen Band - Queens County
The Two Man Gentlemen Band - Shotgun Wedding
The Two Man Gentlemen Band - Slow, Jesus

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Helio Sequence

The Helio Sequence is a band that I know virtually nothing about, but I heard their song Can't Say No and I knew that i had to hear more. So I picked up their latest album (apparently their fourth, how is it that I had never heard of these guys before?) The album is, in a word, impressive considering there is only two guys in the entire band, but with nimble use of effects pedals and a drummer who alos plays keys, the result is daydreamy pop-bliss (if that makes any sort of sense to you, I tip my hat to you). I seriously recommend checking these guys out.

The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
The Helio Sequence - Blood Bleeds
The Helio Sequence - Everyone Knows Everyone