Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Black Umbrella are awesome!

I came across Black Umbrella the other day on none other than the consistently rewarding MySpace. Say what you will, but there is some treasure to be found there, for sure. Treasure like... Black Umbrella – a band that is "deconstructing 60's mod/psychedelia, 70's glam/post punk, 80's new wave/synth pop & 90's britpop/shoegaze to bring the grey world a kaleidoscopic future pop pastiche that revels in the love of lost eras/outsider movements and is great for bedroom dancing." One listen to any of their songs, and you'll believe that self-description to be the truest of trues. I can't quite put my finger on a favorite, but as I type this, that dreamy, very 80s synth line from "Secret Kiss" has been running through my head, so I guess we'll go with that as a favorite for now. There isn't one songs of theirs I wouldn't recommend though, and I couldn't urge you enough to go over to their MySpace and download the rest of the songs they've got up (5 more to download!).

[MP3]: Black Umbrella :: Secret Kiss (Hiiiighly Recommended!)
[MP3]: Black Umbrella :: The Fool You Can't Escape (Highly Recommended!)

Also, if you happen to be in NY, they'll be playing at Mohawk Place tomorrow, so you should definitely totally go for sure. I also noticed they've got Cloudberry in their top friends on MySpace, so perhaps something is in the works? I hope so!

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Blogger anglopunk said...

I'm glad someone else decided to promote Black Umbrella (I wrote about them a few weeks back on my blog: www.condemnedtorocknroll.blogspot.com). They deserve more promotion.

3:09 PM  
Blogger qwert yuiop said...

hmmm...not so good. reminds of blue ribbon. luckily blue ribbon seem to have disappeared rather quickly.

7:05 PM  
Blogger LindseyBee said...

I like "Secret Kiss"

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Musically it's pretty fun, but that voice -- not good. Reminds me of an Orange County garage band.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Wally said...

These folks are exceptionally special and have recorded a Television Personalities cover for volume 3 of the 10 volume TVP tribute series. Long live the Black Umbrella!

11:12 PM  
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Our dad was a Vietnam veteran and worked for more than 20 years as a Chicago firefighter saving lives, so to have his own end in such a violent way will never make sense to any of our family members.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Who said...

JUSTIN LANDEEN and LINDSAY LANDEEN

We love our father. He loved making people smile and would light up a room when he walked into it. Our father was an amazing man who always took care of everyone else first. He made friends with people everywhere he went. He was a “people person” - a great friend, co-worker, family member and father.

Our dad was a Vietnam veteran and worked for more than 20 years as a Chicago firefighter saving lives, so to have his own end in such a violent way will never make sense to any of our family members.

6:10 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

new version of secret kiss available at www.myspace.com/kindredact

9:38 PM  
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