The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Song of the Day - February 8, 2006

New Black hail from my hometown Chicago. I haven't had the opportunity to see them live, but I hope to soon. New Black are graduates summa cum laude of the art-punk school of rock. Despite being a US band, New Black made a name for themselves touring in Europe. They have opened for VHS or Beta, Electrelane, Secret Machines and others. I love their sound which is reminiscent of the B-52's, especially Patti Gran's vocals, though her guitar has shades of Gang of Four. Elements of their music have also been compared to the likes of Sonic Youth, Le Tigre, and X. On their sophomore effort, Time Attack, the track "Khalil!" has great squeaky, high pitched vocals, toyish sounding keyboards, dissonant guitar, and an unstoppable, relentless energy that will get you moving this morning. Click here to listen.


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