Friday, July 20, 2012

Brassed Off

Here's another band that has almost no biographical info on the net and is hard to describe. Brasstronaut hails from Vancouver, BC and their music is jazzy, and at times dreamy and at times sounds like slow dance music. About the only group I can compare them to is Yo La Tengo. A lot of it could be used as a soundtrack.

Friday, July 6, 2012

April in Paris

The group Paris Combo doesn't fit any category. Maybe it's because of the diverse cultural mix of its musicians. The group includes two French members, an Australian, a Madagasgan, and a Mediterranean. Their music is a combination of 1920's swing, Latin, Cabaret , along with a bit of Django, and a bit of the Mid-East. It all adds up to a fun, toe-tapping blend of music that'll put a smile on your face, and will make you want to grab a partner and dance. I was lucky to hear them perform live in Kiev a few months ago. And I found a long youtube clip of the performance. What a great night of music!