Friday, March 30, 2012

The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men

I've been using the song "It's Raining Men" as a punchline for years... but maybe that's because I hadn't heard the rest of the joke.  Finally, stumbling upon to the music video earlier today has opened my eyes to an under-appreciated piece of disco camp that has far greater appeal than it's archetypical gay/girl power following.  Not to mention that it's beyond hilarious.

The video features the aptly named Weather Girls alternating between belting out the chorus and giving hungry eyes to a veritable hoard of gentlemen callers.  The lyrical genius shines brilliantly at moments such as "I'm gonna go outside and get/Absolutely soaking wet".  Tucked in among it all are some extraordinarily GIF-worthy moments (see the video at 0:25, 1:13, 1:21, and 3:24 to get an idea).  The video contains more hilarity in 5 minutes than most major comedies and when all is said and done, you're asking yourself "Why isn't this used as a Rick Roll?"  I've got no answer for that, but I do have the timeless classic, video and all, embedded below.  Hope it makes your day as hysterical as mine was, enjoy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dinosaur Feathers - Fantasy Memorial

Sometimes, all it takes is a band's name to convince me, and the music inevitably follows.  Beach Fossils, Fartbarf, The Gromble, and more are all groups I discovered through their winsome names, and they've all been outstanding acts.  One month from tonight (4/13), the inventively-titled Dinosaur Feathers play The Outer Space in Hamden.  Sonically akin to Vampire Weekend covering Fleet Foxes, Dinosaur Feathers' debut Fantasy Memorial places the listener in a tropical netherworld somewhere between the Mediterrean and the Carribbean.  It's the sort of warm weather music that buoys the spirit, drenched with an infectious happiness that is as enjoyable the hundreth time as it was the first.  We couldn't be more excited for the show, happening just days after their sophomore LP Whistle Tips drops, which will aso feature Phillie-based art-rockers Grandchildren and local favorites EULA.  We'll be writing more as it aproaches, but until then here's the first two tracks off Fantasy Memorial "I Ni Sogoma" and "Vendele Vida".