cassette deck is a music blog by Rach. Rach is me. I co-host an indie rock radio show on KTCU, FM 88.7 in Fort Worth, Texas. Exposing myself to new music is both an obsessive hobby and a necessity. This blog is an outlet for me to share the music I discover with friends and passers-by. Enjoy!
The music found on this blog is intended for sampling purposes only. If you
dig what you hear, I encourage you to purchase the artist's music and generally support them in
a monetary way. If you own the copyright to an mp3 found on this blog and would like it
removed, please contact me and say "HEY! No
ma'am!" and I will remove it post-haste.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Under The Influence Of Giants ... and mannequins
A promotional poster for Under The Influence Of Giants: four bandmates clad in what I can only assume are leisure suits gaze out of airplane windows. I'll bet those suits have the distinct odor of mothballs. A slightly terrifying female mannequin flight attendant looks on in ways that only a slightly terrifying female mannequin flight attendant can look on. A drink with a ... flower in it. WHOO! GET UP, BRING ON DA FUNK. The poster has been transferred to my wall.
Well, that aside, I do dig what UTIOG has to offer. The groovy L.A. funk-infused band blends very dance-able pop rock with slightly Jackson-esque vocals. Not pure funk-your-pants-off funk, but funky enough for funk's sake. They list quite a compendium of influences, most of which are from eras past or no longer living on this planet. What's more, their Heaven is Full EP has cracked the top 40 albums on iTunes. Gee whiz! There's not loads of describing to be done about UTIOG, so I suggest listening for yourself.
Speaking of funk, George Clinton did play at the Granada about a month ago--and I missed it. I love the fact that when you visit his Flash website, it assures you that it's "Loadin' the Funk." Mmm!