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

Monday, August 07, 2006

Song of the Day - August 7, 2006

Seattle continues to produce great bands. Boat recently floated into my consciousness with Songs That You Might Not Like. Their style of music has been labeled "sloppy pop," which is an apt descriptor. Their songs are relatively short, in the 2 to 3 minute range, and feature everything from guitars, cello, melodica, to a Mardi Gras hat. This is one hell of an album. I love the originality of their sound, which can be described as almost innocent in a lo-fi way. Great songs are numerous: "Clogged Castle," "Beast for Hire," "Elephant Ears," and "Noun Clown" are just a few. My favorite tune is "Return of the Rainbow Shoelace," with guitars full of reverb, an almost corny harmony, and a style that defines "sloppy pop." Click here to listen.


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