Posts tagged groovy
The Glitch Mob - “We Can Make the World Stop”
Alongside more of their signature synth, this trio known for some TRON remixes and plenty of buzz online delivers warmed-up beats run through a garbage disposal that was already filled with piano and guitar. An anthemic war march on writer’s block, coding, painting, or fixing the garbage disposal.
Soil & “Pimp” Sessions - “Mars”
Equal parts class and bombast, the hepcats in Japan’s Soil & “Pimp” Sessions boast more than just a quirky name—they also play anti-drowsy punk jazz that’s sure to get many a club and many a van a’rockin’. Maybe it’s the horns… okay, it’s definitely the horns, but let’s not overlook lead “agitator” Shacho, or Akita’s delicious double bass, or Josei’s slick as dew keyboard work…
The Yakuza probably listen to these cats, if they’re cool enough. Certifiably groovy…
Polvo - “Beggar’s Bowl”
Guitar’s “out of tune”? The hell with it. Conjure up some loping, out of this world voodoo windchimes, then go completely face-melt sinister on the fretboard in the turn of a beat. Come on, you know you wanna.
In the words of Bruce Campbell, “Groovy.”
[Polvo’s] sound was defined by complex and dissonant guitar harmonies and driving rhythm, complementing cryptic, often surrealist lyrics. Their sound was so unpredictable and angular that the band’s guitarists were often accused of failing to play with correctly tuned guitars. Polvo’s songs and artwork frequently featured Asian/”exotic” themes and references. The band’s name means “octopus” in Portuguese and “powder” or “dust” in Spanish; in Spain it also is a slang word for sex.