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Friday, March 24, 2006

Am I actually posting on a band called Eagles of Death Metal?

(Yes, yes I am). Never thought I'd post on Eagles of Death Metal but, by gum, this is a perfect song for the weekend. As Bruce says, don't let The Darkness score all the points on irony.

"I Like To Move In The Night" - Eagles of Death Metal

I came across this yesterday via Ben at the Work For It blog and I was going to save it for the Monday Music Roundup, but this is SO NOT A MONDAY SONG. It's clearly a Friday song. Ben said: "goddamn, i love the eagles of death metal. i love the bluesy-rock sound that they absolutely nail perfectly without sounding fake. the track, 'i like to move in the night' is a phenomenally well put together track. it's got a very sexy rock and roll sound to it that is hard to come by without sounding sleazy. i can imagine myself listening to this album in the summer, shitfaced, in my backyard, grilling up some burgers."

As for me, it makes me want to strut around like Mick Jagger or something, and shake it. It has a sexy, killer, swaggering riff that has Stones written all over it, a driving drumbeat out in front, and the vocals remind me some of the falsetto panache of The Scissor Sisters. This is a great track, although I couldn't listen to this kind of stuff all the time or my head might start to swim with all the testosterone. But come on. There's even cowbell.

From their upcoming album Death By Sexy (yes seriously), to be released 4/11/06 on Downtown Records. They are currently on tour with The Strokes.

Kevin of So Much Silence has another track of theirs, "Don't Speak (I Came To Make A Bang)," over at his site if you like 'em. And Travis at Medication has two tracks: "I Gotta Feeling, Just Nineteen" and "Cherry Cola" (Sample lyric: "I can be your daddy, be your rock and roll-a, you can be my sugar, be my cherry cola").

Travis says of the band: "Turn these jams on anywhere and you've got yourself an instant party. It practically tears people's clothes off and it even makes me (almost) wanna dance (and I don't f*ckin' dance man) . . . like Jon Spencer if he wasn't a total fun vacuum."

Happy rawkin' this weekend. Sunshine is finally coming to Colorado and the BBQ will be fired up!


At March 24, 2006 1:54 PM, Anonymous jasin said...

I have been curious about these guys since i keep seeing their name pop up here and there. Thanks for the post. Now i feel like i need to go drink myself into a death metal stupor. ROCK!!

At March 24, 2006 2:33 PM, Blogger chris said...

Zowie. I hadn't heard these guys before either, but that's some mic-stand twirling swagger-rock. Thanks!

At March 24, 2006 3:35 PM, Blogger Mike said...

geez no fair. we're just getting snow here. I want the sun back.

never really checked these guys out but I'll have to. especially if they have your seal of approval.

but first I have to finish with the new drive-by truckers album (insert drool here)

oh by the way I just had the best comment word verification ever "uuwho"


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