P4K Weighs in on Diableros, Sound Team
Pitchfork gave The Diableros' You Can't Break the Strings in Our Olympic Hearts an impressive 8.4 today while managing to steer clear of both the stigamtized "Best New Music" and "Recommended" titles. Sam Ubl decrees:
Plenty of bands do the hysterical singer/banal subjects thing these days, most of them Canadian; but none push the contrast farther than the Diableros. Carmichael plays the part of the withering, artfully disheveled, colossally fucked-up vocalist as popularized by Win Bulter (Arcade Fire), Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown), Alec Ounsworth (CYHSY), Hamilton Leithauser (Walkmen), and Paul Banks (Interpol).The Diableros - No Weight (mp3)
The Diableros - Push it to Monday (mp3)
Stream the rest at their website, or buy from eMusic.
Meanwhile the equally competent Soundteam album got a summer-sizzling 3.7. Marc Hogan writes:
Yes, summer 2006 is the summer of Snakes on a Plane. But it's also the season of the "art-house monster movie"-- at least in the words of The Wall Street Journal (I know!). Among the latest snob-spookers: South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho's The Host, Thai duo Oxide and Danny Pang's Re-Cycle, and The Exorcist guy's fresh Harry Connick Jr./Ashley Judd creep-out, Bug. All picked up Cannes plaudits, though probably fewer than Al Gore.Eventually he goes on to talk about the music, but who cares. That's not why we read Pitchfork.
We read it for reporting about Sufjan's baby and Jeff Magnum's forum chats.