Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mr. Gnome

Add Date: November 24

Artist: Mr. Gnome

Album: Heave Yer Skeleton

Label: El Marko

Genre: Rock, psychedelic rock

Comments: This Cleveland duo makes fine bizarre rock, with Nicole Barille's lovely Karen O-esque vocals shining through the layers of distortion and echo. Having worked at Josh Homme's studio in LA with engineer Justin Smith (QOTSA, Arctic Monkeys), these guys are no strangers to good new-fashioned rock and roll. They're part Yeah Yeah Yeahs and part Death from Above 1979, with a little bit of Sonic Youth. "Plastic Shadow" is a standout.

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