Inspired by Keith over at Asterisk, I’ve decided to do a song of the week, where I post a free, and legal, MP3 that I consider worthy enough to be piped into your ears for great enjoyment.
For the very first song, I’ve chosen one that I’ve been looking forward to having since I first heard it on their homepage. Architecture in Helsinki is an Australian indie pop band, and the song I chose, Do the Whirlwind, is based on a dance move that doesn’t even exist. Made up of 8 people, the amount of talent they have with instruments is mind-boggling. From the Pitchfork review:
… xylophone, flute, four different kinds of guitar, glockenspiel, trumpet, tuba, trombone, assorted synths, melodica, thumb piano, clarinet, recorder, bass, and various drums, their tinny din augmented only by a mess of vocals (including contributions by some craggy-voiced kids), handclaps, tap dancers, and finger snaps.
It is infectious, upbeat, and unique. Even though the dance move doesn’t exist, you’ll find yourself wanting to create it as you listen. It doesn’t get more bubblegum than this.