Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Flashy Python, Thom Yorke and James Mercer with Danger Mouse

So apparently creating super groups (or just solo gigs) is the new trend in music. Why have one band when you can have two...or even three!

Flashy Python is the new solo front man from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Alec Ounsworth's voice is an acquired taste, but I am a Dylan nut so I couldn't have been more excited to hear about this album full of collaborations. Cameos from The Walkmen, Man Man, Dr. Dog and if I remember correctly from when Pitchfork first reported it, Galactic.

Check out the album on Flashy Python's website http://bit.ly/s5seI

Now we have Thom Yorke, this is no news flash since he's been solo for awhile, but the members of his band have just been announced. So here you go...Flea on bass, Joey Waronker from Beck and REM, Mauro Refosco and Radiohead's own producer. Not a bad line up.

Finally James Mercer and Danger Mouse are teaming up...and this isn't just a one time gig. James Mercer, also known as the frontman of The Shins and Danger Mouse being one half of Gnarls Barkley and mastermind behind the Gray Album. Expect to hear something early next year...which sounds far off but is closer than you might think.

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