Monday, September 25, 2006
Embrace The Herd.....Las Malas Amistades's 'Jardin Interior' 3X7" LP
Harkening back to my days in the intelligence community, I wanted to share w/you all this....."review"...from a couple've code talkers whose chat room I've been monitorin in the interest of, uh, national security. Let's see what's goin on:
Vee_8_Cong:so what's your opinion of siltblog?
Pun_G_Styx: it's ok. why doesn't he do a top 100 list (LOL)?
V8C: i don't think he can count that far (LOL)!
PGS:he would have to find 100 records that he liked 1st.
V8C:yea, that could prove to be a problem.
PGS:at least it's about new stuff.
PGS: but sumtimes i beat him to the punch.
PGS: yea. do you know the band las malas amistades?
V8C: no. what are they about?
PGS: they are from colombia.
PGS: no dummy, the country in south america!
V8C: duh, sorry.
PGC: cocaine, drug cartels, juan valdez.....hello?
V8C: okay, okay! i get it. so wht's up with this band?
PGS: they are excellent. they have a new triple 7" release out that is called 'jardin interior' & it's my favorite record right now.
V8C: is it like belle & sebastian?
PGS: is your mom?
PGS: you are!
V8C: no really, what is it like? are they new?
PGS: kind of new. this is their 3rd release. they have 2 releases on cd prior to this.
V8C: do tell?
PGS: yea. when i bought one of their cd's in new york city, the guy behind the counter tried to tell me it was like a cross between serge gainsbourg & os mutantes.
V8C: wow, brunch music (LOL)!
PGS: but it's not. it kinda is, maybe. but that's just nyc talk.
PGS: (LOL) yea, brunch music! 20$ for pancakes!
V8C: so what is the real deal with this band?
PGS: it's hard to say for sure. to me, they almost recall old minimalist uk pop. sort of like young marble giants.
V8C: really?! that sounds cool.
PGS: but not ymg per se. more like a cross between weekend & the gist. with a little steve beresford thrown in for good measure.
V8C: sounds awesome!
PGS: maybe like a modern take on the 49 americans. in spanish.
V8C: it's getting better & better.
PGS: really. it would have fit perfectly in the piano records catalog or on the choo choo train label. they are really cool.
V8C: sounds like it to me.
PGS: you should see the package too.
V8C: okay, let's have it?
PGS: it's an amazing fold out box w/printed lyrics, photos & artwork, with 3 individual handscreened insert/sleeves & all the 7" ep's have stunning & eye popping colored labels. it is quite the number.
V8C: fck, i gotta grab one of these before it's too late. who carries it?
PGS: i would try http://www.forcedexposure.com/ 1st. it's on a label called honest jon's & i think all that stuff comes through fe.
V8C: ok thanks. wow, i can't wait. how long do you think before it's on siltblog?
PGS: like, never.
PGS: you know why.
PGS: like, totally (LOL)!