Friday, August 01, 2008

Music: Lassoo

The Xbox Live Marketplace has a regular "Emerging Artists" section in its music video store featuring musical acts that are just becoming popular. Normally, the quality of the bands showcased is hit-and-miss. I was pleasantly surprised, however, when I viewed an "Emerging Artists" music video from The Duke Spirit, an English band.

I downloaded their most recent album, "Neptune," from eMusic and gave it a listen. The music is definitely reminiscent of Sonic Youth, which could be a good or a bad thing depending on your tastes. You have layered, grungy guitars, the emotive wailing of frontwoman Liela Moss, and an overall style that sounds like a lineal descendant of the Pixies.

My favorite tune from the album is Lassoo:

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