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The Books – Beautiful People

0 Comments 27 April 2010

Ugly artwork aside, I’m very excited at the prospect of new music from The Books – the duo have been making odd, fascinating music for awhile now and I’ve no doubt that new album The Way Out (due July)¬†will be no exception.

Their mix of classical, folk and glitchy sounds creates a gorgeous musical setting over which they fuck with and bewilder their listeners. Conversational segments, old documentary audio and stream-of-consciousness soundbytes create a synesthesia-like mood that’s as intriguing as it’s inexplicable.

The Books – Beautiful People

New track Beautiful People is pretty straightforward, yet backwards – typical of the sort of Wonka-like behaviour that The Books instill in their songs.

The Books play the Button Factory on May 13th – not to be missed. Their Sugar Club video show a couple of years back was one of the best gigs I’ve seen/heard.


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