Have you heard about those groovy new trousers called "flares"? And that spunky young singer, Elton Presley? If not, you should check them out. They're going to be big, especially so if you take into account the average Western diet. I bet you're glad that you have Catching The Waves to keep you abreast of the latest trends - like today's album, which parachuted onto the internet a mere, er, three years ago.
This sample-heavy six-tracker, a collaboration between one-man-band The Coconut Monkeyrocket (Tallahassee, Florida) and brotherly duo Martinibomb (Portland, Oregon) is cheerful and good-natured, according to CTW (Wardrobe, Narnia). It conjures up a mental image of mini-skirted chicks dancing on a beach, their arms by their sides, hands palm down, shaking their voluminous hair to the sound of surf guitar, bongoes, old films, advertisements and big fat brass sections. Sprinkle with a little funk, mambo and big beat and you have a lo-fi fun fest.
No exhaustive analysis of each track this time, folks. Instead, I shall resort to my lazy tried and trusted tactic of recommending one track to see if you're going to like this EP. Download this:
...and I wager you will feel better after listening to it. It's the type of track that will get people's lower regions to move rhythmically - which is always a good thing. The rest of the kooky (there's no other way to describe it) album is available below. The Coconut Monkeyrocket have a new album for sale, With Birds, if you're in the mood for more carefree fun and want to support free netmusic.
The Coconut Monkeyrocket and Martinibomb - Split! EP (link to zipped album and individual mp3s)
Comfort Stand netlabel (sadly retired but still making its catalogue available)
*The plural of bongo has an optional "e", thank you. We're both right. And funky.