Thursday, January 11, 2007

Band of the Week: El Perro Del Mar

I've had El Perro Del Mar's self-titled album for a few months now and, jesus, how I keep coming back to it for more. It's chamber pop at it's finest, so immediately and completely endearing that even the ever-crusty Pitchfork likes it.

If you've been keeping up with most indie site and mag's Best of 2006 lists, this cd is probably nothing new to you, but allow me to introduce this: Although the band has rarely played any shows in the US, some international concert footage started showing up on YouTube about a month back.

The best clip out there is them performing the song Party in Paris, which unfortunately has embed disabled, but you link to it here. And then there's the video of God Knows and this messy-looking, but great-sounding video of the track I Can't Talk About It (which finishes with a call from a heckler).

I'm guessing that you'll soon hear that El Perro Del Mar will be playing one of the summer music festivals, either Coachella, Intonation, or one of the others. Here's hoping, at least...

- God Knows (You Send It link)


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