Randy Newman meets Gary Numan
Chris disagrees whole-heartedly with my appreciation of Birds & Batteries, but I can't seem to shake my fascination with "Smoking the Filter." Delete the dance-ish tracks, and you have a song Richard Manuel (or actually, on second listen, probably Rick Danko) could've written (post-Band). Delete the vocals, and you have a pleasant instrumental electro track that's perfect for listening to on repeat all the live-long day. A must-listen for anyone stressed.
Also, when I caught these guys a few weeks back up at the Eagle Rock Sunday Night Bowling and Drinking Club, I couldn't stop from rubbing my feet together, as you do when you are a) sitting on the stage and b) filled with warm, fuzzy, wish-they-lived-here feelings. They're from San Francisco, but hopefully they'll be back soon.
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