Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Volcano! - Paperwork (2008)

If hipsters went to music school and formed bands instead of grabbing laptops and drowning everything in reverb, it might sound like this fun avant-math-pop band from Chicago. The second track "Africa Just Wants to Have Fun" is a whimsical mathy romp not to be missed. The vocals are a little polarizing, a strange lovechild of Ted Leo, Thom Yorke, and Rufus Wainwright. They pirouette above the angular guitar riffs like a footrace through a junkyard full of broken glass. I am failing to properly describe this band, but hey, you can't win 'em all!


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