It’s that time again for the (newly) weekly installment of Grab Bag Thursdays. This week, I present some gems from Tobacco, Thievery Corporation, and PWRFL Power for your listening enjoyment.
Oh, Tobacco. I am really excited about his new album Fucked Up Friends for maaany reasons: 1) Mr. Tobacco himself has done a lot of work with Black Moth Super Rainbow, a band that is particularly mind slaying. 2) He recorded this album in rural Pennsylvania using only analog instruments and a tape machine. 3) Its sound is very refreshing and far-removed from all of the empty, Justice-y computer generated craziness that is bombarding us these days. 4) It just downright rules.
Tobacco – Street Trash [MP3]
Tobacco – Hairy Candy [MP3]
Thievery Corporation’s latest album Radio Retaliation features the group’s long time cast of musicians and collaborators, however this time around they’ve got some worldly new additions on board. Nigeria’s Femi Kuti throws down some afro-beat loveliness, Brazil’s Seu George (remember him in The Life Aquatic?) lends his singing/songwriting abilities, and Indian sitar master Anushka Shankar really shreds. (I love sitars.)
Thievery Corporation – Hare Krsna [MP3]
Lastly, Seattle/Brooklyn/Japan’s own PWRFL Power writes lovely little ditties about brushing your teeth and teaching his lady how to use chopsticks. Pretty adorable, lo-fi acoustic sounds generate from this dude who is also a member of Cop Killahz. Additionally, he is currently on tour with Grampall Jookabox and will be playing TONIGHT at the Billiken Club with Grampall and Pattern Is Movement. I’m thrilled.