Friday, February 01, 2008

Belly Boat

Cutesy, ramshackle folk from Zoe Latta and Silvie Deutsch in Santa Cruz, CA. Their voices clamor for attention like small children but then suddenly out of the dixie-cup folk they pull together into sweet earnest pop songs. Mostly comprised of the two voices, some dime store guitar, piano and the breathy squeeze of an accordion, Belly Boat is the sound of joyous inexperience; and where others drown themselves in layers of perfection, Zoe and Silvie let their rough edges charm you until you let them fall away and reveal the pop gems at their center. Signed to Not Not Fun.

Dear Robert Hanoy is a scratchy, expansive masterpiece, 14 sung songs of outsider ragtime, rambling European café waltz, and charismatic lyrical chemistry. Influenced equally by Cocorosie, Celine Dion, and Chamillionaire (circa “Ridin’ Dirty”), BB weave piano, accordion, and dueling voices into a freaky, frayed woolen mitten of strange emotions. Recommended!

Belly Boat - Little
Belly Boat - Rind
Belly Boat @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

El Perro Del Mar - Look! It's El Perro Del Mar !!!
Stuart A. Staples - Leaving Songs !!!
+ Peaches, Digitalism, Jens Lekman, Max Richter, Paul Simon,
Robert Wyatt, Scott Walker, Tindersticks, Vincent Gallo,
Animal Collective, CYHSY, Arctic Monkeys, Lee Hazlewood, etc.

Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals (2007) !!!
Siouxsie - Mataray
Novika - Tricks Of Life
Marta Wainwright, Band Of Horses, Ellen Allien, Emily Haines, etc.

Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin

Soulja Boy, Babe Ruth, Common, Serj Tankian, Michael Jackson


Billy Corgan - The Future Embrace

3:22 PM  
Anonymous ScharcO said...

Thx, Ziggy

I'm searching for:

Sons & Daughters - this Gift
Icarus - Sylt


5:18 PM  
Blogger René said...


10:14 PM  
Blogger interzoner said...

--> Sons & Daughters - this Gift


2:07 PM  
Anonymous ScharcO said...


I got him, thank you.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the new gutter twins album saturnalia? Anybody?

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know what happened to regnyouth?

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Blog!!!!!!!

Can you get Lisa Cerbone and Julia Haltigan?

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Moritz said...

Great blog! Check out Sparkadia ( Saw them yesterday when they were opening for Jimmy Eat World - they're really good...

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks! Does anyone know where you could The Blow cds?

2:36 AM  
Anonymous Guar said...

yeah good question on regnyouth!

2:57 PM  

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