Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Great Dane Invasion

This past month has seen a large influx of Danish bands releasing albums, and tearing up the stage on SXSW. In March we've seen fine new releases from The Raveonettes, Wolfkin, Under Byen and the most recent, the retro-funsters Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band.

Album: Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band - X-Ray Spirit

Released yesterday on Copenhagen's Crunchy Frog Records, S&JBB's X-Ray Spirit sounds like a collection of great psych-rock nuggets from the late sixties, with the added bonus of a Hammond B3 organ. Danes Thor and Thomas mix The Hives' broken English enthusiasm for good old fashioned Rock and Roll with 'the stage as party' atmosphere of The Go! Team, Bis, or fellow Danes Junior Senior. One listen to songs like "Ten Cities Beyond" and "X-Ray" and you'll understand what I mean when I say X-Ray Spirit is an party waiting to happen -- just press play.

Playlist: Bands from Denmark

1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Bands from Denmark

1. X-Ray - Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band
2. These Are All Illusions - Wolfkin
3. Af Samme Stof Som Stof - Under Byen
4. Aly, Walk With Me - The Raveonettes
5. Can I Get Get Get - Junior Senior
6. The Zookeeper's Boy - Mew
7. Save This Town - Blue Foundation
8. Rich And Famous - Superheroes
9. House Of Sin - zZz
10. 5 O'Clock in the Evening - The Lack
11. Kantate Mutagenia - Afenginn
12. Polaroids - Slaraffenland
13. Gone Away - Funky Nashville
14. We Are One - Kashmir
15. Busses - Tys Tys
16. Favourite Friend - Diefenbach
17. Bless You (Radio Edit) - Lulu Roug
18. Naturally - Slow Train