Monday, April 2, 2007

The Wombats plus mo'

No one else has made this joke before.

Yes, I'm aware that every blogger who attended SXSW has already gushed, and even more aware that I'm unfairly biased in favor of bands who embrace Britspeak. But this may very well be the MOST ADORABLE BAND EVER. They're from Liverpool, further proof that Liverpudlian music is the only kind of pop to bother with (though there's always that underground West Covina scene, hey!). The Wombats are touring all over Europe with a massive UK focus this spring and summer, and sadly, it'll be at least several months before they make it to this side of the Atlantic pond, save for that Austin stint. Someone e-mail this Matt Bates fellow at to book a show in America, will ya?

Simple and overly cutesy, sure, but I'm a sucker for this one:

The Wombats - Little Miss Pipe Dream

New single "Backfire at the Disco" arrives quickly, oh so quickly...


Go see Black Fiction this week while they tour up the west coast with Antelope, 'cause they're far more interesting live than on record, and they've got a wicked percussion section.

Antelope - The Flock

Black Fiction - Magic Hands


...and because Passover finds me digging around the internet for "Ca Plane Pour Moi" by Plastic Bertrand, here it is, in addition to the original version ("Jet Boy Jet Girl") from Elton Motello, which you can conveniently find on the delicious compilation A Date With John Waters. Many thanks to The Rich Girls Are Weeping for posting these last summer - who knew that someone would be needing their efforts on this very day?

Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi

Elton Motello - Jet Boy Jet Girl

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