Monday, May 17, 2010
Vola Sy Noro
Had a nice time in Montreal over the weekend. The weather was great yesterday and we spent the afternoon basking in the sun like cats. Just before heading back over the border, I was in the usual situation of having a two dollar coin burning a hole in my pocket. I was in a record store and instinctively headed for the dollar bin. Noel record after Noel record. And then, suddenly, the two South Asian 45s above. I'm embarrassed to say that I have no idea of their national origin. I want to say Indonesian? The top one is especially good. Lovely laid-back vernacular pop with fuzz guitar and loping bass-line. Perfect track to kick off the summer. And I love the sleeves and typography. The shaggy hair and hospital-issue keyboard. Seems like everyone was having fun at the photoshoot that day.