This week the focus of our attention has been on dreamy bands, cosmic sounds and pictures depicting a particular feeling. Well today I'd like to start with a video. A video so awesome, so intense and so captivating that I feel totally vindicated by my choice.
Described by their label (Upset The Rhythm) as a 'drum-n-shout assembly', this Los Angeles based band are just incredible. As you can probably tell by the video above, and their awesome genre tag, this band are mainly focused around a drum kit - or two. It's pretty primal stuff. I don't really want to get into the whole 'this takes us back to our primitive past' type discussions but there must be something in it to a certain degree. Every time I hear them I just feel energised by the whole situation.
Foot Village www.myspace.com/footvillage MP3: Foot Village - Anti-Magic
They're a hard band to really describe in terms of reference points. I certainly can't think of any other band quite like them. I think what really makes them stand out is the spirit they have and the atmosphere they create, which seems to be contagious in a live environment. Sort of like what Dan Deacon or Lucky Dragons have mastered, except it's not electronic - it's just an in-your-face wave of attack and pounding rhythm. I'm going to leave with you another video of theirs but make sure you check out the track above and their Myspace (here!) to see what all the fuss is about.
*Photo by Lee Nobel