... And A Few More

international falls I totally forgot to write about some of my recent "find" ... stuff that I'm not seeing all over the place (but I hope that I soon will be)!

International Falls is a great band from Langley BC ... really spectacular indie-pop with a twinge of Of Montreal or something. Sparse songwriting, but really great production values. A great layering of guitar lines, as well ... really sugary stuff here, but worthwhile.

Shout Out Out Out Out is ... a mouthful! Okay, the long name aside, they really are a cool band. Read this ... maybe you'll get a good picture of what to expect before listening!

Shout out out out out = two drummers + four bass players + two samplers + five synthesizers + one vocoder. volatile dance music.

And lastly, I've got Friska Viljor, a band that's getting at least a bit of play in its home country of Sweden. The band as a whole is very unique ... bizarre, yet not alien or overly-strange instruments (is that a mandolin?), young Neil Young-esque vocals, and a slightly pop-grunge sort of songwriting aesthetic. These guys are close, yet far from anything you've heard. You will enjoy them.

International Falls - Old Inhabitants
International Falls - A Place To Flea
International Falls - On A Roll
International Falls - Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
Friska Viljor - Gold
Friska Viljor - Oh No