Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ga Ga Ga Ga (and Ga some more)

Austin, Texas folkie indie rockers Spoon recently (7-11) released their seventh album, "Ga Ga Ga Ga," which debuted at #10 on the Billboard charts, the highest ever debut for this distinctively cultish band. The cult is about to get larger, largely on the strengths of such space-rock anthems like "The Ghost of You Lingers."

This video is a beautiful art film, complete unto itself, about the echoes of a bad breakup.

However, the best song on the album is the catchy, not-yet-but-soon-to-be-released-as-a-single "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb." It is so incredibly infectious, it's hard to believe that a bunch of arty posers from the capital of arty posers, Austin, could have come up with something that Timbaland or Cee-Lo would have been hard-pressed to duplicate in the danceable pop genre. Wish it was available on youtube, I would have posted it. It is my favorite song so far this summer.

But "Ghost of You" is a beautiful song, nonetheless. The album is named after the onomatopoeic piano chord G being struck repeatedly to open this song.


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