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Love these guys. Like a cross between Xiu Xiu and Nick Cave. Anyone else into them?
The Golden River is the best but The Folded Palm and The Bloody Hand are ace too. Shame they have to be got through pricey import but it's worth it.
And the "less manic arcade fire" claim is rather odd (though I don't know which couple of tracks you heard of course). They've got one of the most manic and scary (almost psychotic) vocalists out there.
And just because a band's from Canada doesn't mean they have to be compared to the Arcade Fire, though I did have a similar rant regarding The New Pornographers a while ago so I'll leave it be.
Check out Frog Eyes though folks, they're very good. Tom Waits crossed with David Bowie and Neutral Milk Hotel is what I'd say.
I hesitated about which "cross" hinted at their style best and Bowie and Waits also came to mind but in the end Xiu Xiu/Cave (+bowie?) seemed to fit 'em best for me.
Very curious about the "Ego Scriptor limited acoustic CD " mentioned on their website, did anyone listen to this yet?
to get that but I think you can only order it through the label. The guy who got me into them said it was "for big fans only" so I'm not sure if it's good. I might hunt it down sometime.
A UK tour would be the most beautiful thing. Have they been over here yet?
I'm not sure they've even been outside the US/Can area yet! aaah, I'm sure they're going to do some sort of UK only European tour sometime in the near future and I'll hate them for it since I don't live there ;-)
Might try to find the "Ego Scriptor" record on soulseek for a test listen before buying it then...