Sunday, October 2, 2016

The 2015/1967 Countdown - 10/02/2016

Today, we return to our 2015 Bigger In Britain mix, and take a listen to a song from one of London's more exciting young bands.

The playful Shake And Tremble is my favorite song from Brit art-rockers Django Django's Born Under Saturn, the follow-up to their well-received 2012 self-titled debut.

Just like that debut, Born Under Saturn traffics in the same inventive, unique mix of precise, affectless group harmonies, surf-rock licks, and Devo-ish synth silliness, but, for my money, does so  less successfully this time around.

Still, a band this singular in vision is worth watching. More than needing to refine their song craft, I think they just need to get more draconian with their sequencing...all of their albums so far have felt a few songs too long.

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