Monday, April 18, 2011

Guillemots – The Basket

Check out the lead single “The Basket” from Guillemots’ latest album Walk the River, which is out today.

Freaky, fun, and oh so fantastic, these British rockers are prodigious in their output. Considering they are a four-piece it’s amazing to listen to their incredibly textured sound which seems like it’s generated by a small armada -- a bit like a British version of Freelance Whales if they had listened to a lot of New Order.

Aural acrobatics aside, check out their latest single which spins wildly out of control getting increasingly more energetic with each measure. After hearing lead singer Fyfe Dangerfield (best name ever!) talk about the song a bit, it makes total sense.

"I think in some way it's about a mania within, caused by something external, and the conflict over whether to embrace this thing or just ignore it and crawl away into familiar comforts,” Dangerfield says.

Enjoy the crazy video and be sure to grab their new album.

And just for good measure, here’s a quick journey back to 2005 with “Trains to Brazil” off their first album.

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