Saturday, August 15, 2009


Very cool stuff from Tonstartssbandht, a duo who are getting a lot of play on WFMU (I did a short post a couple of weeks ago after hearing a song there), and are, otherwise, a bit of a mystery.

I’m sort of excited about covering them early, with a review of their An When at Dusted. I said that the record, “bridges Animal Collective-ish choral clangor with lo-fi droning space rock, slips in Disney references and sly nods to Big Country, Spaceman 3 and the Police, yet remains completely original. An When is that rare sui generic kind of record, which sounds both perfectly current and unlike anything else you might be listening to at the moment.”

More on Tonstartssbandht, including how to pronounce the name, at the full review.

There’s a post with MP3s at Raven Sings the Blues.

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