Posts Tagged ‘funk

TEEN INC. – Fountains / Friend Of The Night

July 5, 2010

From Los Angeles, Teen Inc. was formed by the sibling duo of Daniel and Andrew Aged. They were both studio musicians (apparently for big-name artists like Pharell and Raphael Saadiq) so we know right off the bat that they’ve got the playing chops, but can they write their own stuff? I decided to give this […]

CHRIS JOSS – Monomaniacs Vol. 1

February 13, 2010

Monomaniacs Vol. 1 is the sixth album from Chris Joss, who is originally from France. It’s another highly entertaining instrumental affair from Joss. No lyrics here, just 12 awesome, funk-influenced, 70’s-vibed cuts. There’s enough sounds mixed in to keep anyone occupied for a while trying to pick through all the layers. There’s even some Indian […]

N.A.S.A. – The Spirit of Apollo

February 25, 2009

N.A.S.A. is the acronym for North America/South America, and is a collaborative effort of artists from both the hip-hop and indie music realms. Brought together by the duo of Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon, who met in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the result is a hip-hop/funk album that is real cool. I’m certainly no aficionado […]

The VirginsThe Virgins

July 5, 2008

Following the release of their excellent, albeit somewhat lo-fi, “Virgins EP” at the end of 2007, they return with their first full-length album. Hailing from NYC, they might as well be the new Strokes. Great tunes combine with good looks and the swagger that a band should have. They have realized that the secret to […]

Ghostland ObservatoryRobotique Majestique

February 23, 2008

Everyone’s favorite electro/dance/funk/rock duo from Austin returns with their third full-length album! High pitched male vocals. If you like The Rapture, Hot Chip, or even Daft Punk, but wish that they sounded trashier, this just might be the trick. Kind of a weird sound from two guys who appear to be inherently strange, but I […]

Ghostland ObservatoryDancing On My Grave single

January 29, 2008

The new single from their upcoming third full-length album. They are a weird mix of trashy electronica, dance, rock, and funk. The singer has a distinctive, high-pitched voice. The B-side to the single, the instrumental “Club Soda,” is the best track on this three-song sampler. A band for the more adventurous person to enjoy. As […]