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Musical note: Tubas and Tijuana Techno [Nov. 17th, 2005|11:59 am]
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After reading this post on Freeform FM, I downloaded the mp3s from Drum & Tuba and the Tijuana Sessions and loved them. I then did what you're supposed to and clicked through to Amazon and bought both CDs.

Wow! I'm now a big-time fan of Drum & Tuba. They're math-rock with brass and loads of fun. Plus they cover a Minutemen song on that record and that's the door to my heart. It's sort of like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band getting all post-whatever and bumpy and having complex funky rhythms. Try it, you'll like it.

I didn't expect to like the Tijuana Techno stuff as much as I did. It has that banda sound that drives everyone nuts in Southern California but with cool smashed up rhythms and other styles layered on top. It feels like a good direction for Latin music, like something Mexican college kids would groove to.

Both recommended; visit the FM link above and sample and/or click through to Amazon if you're interested.
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[User Picture]From: travisd
2005-11-17 08:09 pm (UTC)
/goes and fires up D&T off the home MP3 server...

thnx for the reminder. I don't listen to this album (Flying Ballerina) enough.
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[User Picture]From: travisd
2005-11-17 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah -- their blog and their website.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-11-17 08:15 pm (UTC)
Nice. I want their other records now too!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-11-17 08:24 pm (UTC)
Looks like you have the same one I just got, but thanks :-)

I have it on shuffle on my mix. So fun.
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2005-11-17 08:58 pm (UTC)

D&T

I actually SAW them opening for Mike Doughty a couple years ago. As fun as they are to hear, WATCHING how they accomplish it all live is even better!
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[User Picture]From: marm0t
2005-11-17 09:15 pm (UTC)
If you like Drum & Tuba you might really enjoy SNMNMNM.

Link to a short SNMNMNM video here.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-11-18 11:20 pm (UTC)

nice!

This caused the Internet to work the way it's supposed to! Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: marm0t
2005-11-18 11:46 pm (UTC)

Re: nice!

Whoa, COOL. Anything I can do to help those guys out is a good thing. Yay!
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