Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Books

The Books have created a song so odd, it's addicting. "A Cold Freezin' Night" on their latest album The Way Out contains samples of little kids threatening to kill each other, those same kids calling each other "assholes" and even gender envy. The samples may seem odd, but that's what makes them so appealing. The drums throughout the entire song are exceptional, and definitely keep the song from getting stale. A harmonica solo and quite a few other strange samples are just the icing on the cake. The whole album is just an extremely creative combination of samples, beats, and a few live instruments, and once the weirdness of the band is understood, the album can be quite a substantial listen. Check the video for "A Cold Freezin' Night" in the jump.

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