Thursday, February 16, 2006

Trombo Combo??!!!!!!!!!!

Greetings from chilly, but oh-so sunny Seattle! A few things to talk about today. First thing is a new discovery Sherman uncovered today. Trombo Combo Swedish Sound Deluxe is one of those rare treasures that just has to be shared. The discovery was made purely by accident, but who doesn't love a happy accident? This release on Bolero Records is one that should be purchased based on album cover alone. This release is a collection of covers that have been turned into loungey, groovy and sexy tracks that sound like a 60's jazz bar in Vegas. The first one that grabbed my ear was "I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Head", as in the Kylie Minogue hit! It is swanky and sassy and just screams "COCKTAIL PLEASE"! Other fabulous musical tributes include "Hooked On A Feeling", "The Winner Takes It All", "Final Countdown" and Britney's own "Hit Me Baby One More Time". The lovely Erika Essen-Moller provides the vocals while the arrangements have been handled by Anders G. Carlsson. Get out your martini shakers gang and see why Sherman is developing yet another crush! It's like guilty pleasures without any guilt (like Sherman is capable of guilt?).

Sherman has been hearing all kinds of great things about the Feist show in NYC last Friday. Unfortunately, all the times that Sherman has seen Feist have been less than stellar (much of that can be blamed on the audience). It's great to be hearing and reading rave reviews about her gig at Webster Hall. This sold out show included a performance by Broken Social Scene's Jason Collett as opener for Mademoiselle Feist. We have to share this great photo from that night courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan. Check their site for a great review of the entire evening. There are tons of photos and details about this one of a kind evening. Even the New York Times gave her high praise in their Feb. 13th show review.

"On stage, she was confident and flirtatious, whether she was singing songs from her 2005 album "Let It Die" (Interscope) or ones she hasn't recorded yet. She spun stories and called for audience participation; adoring fans were ready to join her at the slightest invitation. And she kept coming up with musical surprises, from the full-band buildup on the Ron Sexsmith song "Secret Heart" to a tap dancer showing up during a wistful song written for Blossom Dearie, "Now at Last"."

Word from the Feist camp is that she will begin work on her follow up to Let It Die this month. Plans are to work with Jamie Lidell, Mocky, Renaud LeTang and Gonzales in both Paris & Berlin. She will return to the states for the March 25th KCRW Sounds Eclectic Evening in LA. Sounds like the New York show was an ideal way to wrap up her tour!

Just got done listening to the new Coldcut album. Sound Mirrors is the first release from Jonathan Moore & Matt Black since the best of collection in 2004. I had already been sucked in by the the single "Man In A Garage" with vocals by Jon Matthias, but had not heard the album as a whole. It is no wonder these two have been around for 19 years. They continue to create music that not only inspires, but reminds us that old dogs can be taught new tricks and those dogs can also develop some tricks of their own. These two have not only been in the music business, but have also produced art installations at the Pompidou in Paris, the Barbican in London and Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art. When they aren't taking on the art world, they are developing software, producing movies and running a clubnight! Overachieve much? This one should be listened to as loud as you can as it runs the spectrum from in your face to barely there! Other guests include Roots Manuva, Annette Peacock, Robert Owens and the great Saul Williams. Welcome back Coldcut!!!

Sherman wants to share his new favorite time waster! Any London lovers out there??? Check this out!

Over and out until Monday! Tomorrow Sherman's on a road trip! Have a fanflippintasticalicious weekend!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, I really need to hear that Trombo Combo cover of Kylie Minogue, ever since I read that description you gave, I NEED IT!!... Can you please post a link to the song?... ;-)

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