13 November 2008

They live up to their name...

Isn't it great when you stumble on a happy little album without any expectations or preconceptions of what its gonna sound like? Somehow I managed to get my hands on Little Joy's self-titled debut without having any idea that the band contains the drummer from the Strokes (the yummily named Fabrizio Moretti) and this awesome Brazilian dude (Rodrigo Amarante of Los Hermanos) and some other girl with another awesome name (Binki Shapiro). And so these three notables come together make one of the most effortlessly listenable records I've heard in a while. And its probably the most relevant album put out by a Stroke since 2001.

Nearly every song makes me want to sip girly drinks with mini-umbrellas in a hammock, swaying by the beach. It's nothing earth-shattering or life-altering - just breezy, acoustic melodies, almost like She & Him, but with a twist of tropicalia. But it's all just so pleasant - and sometimes that's all you need.

Brand New Start - Little Joy
How to Hang a Warhol - Little Joy

1 comment:

RosieLuvsWhitley said...

Such a great new band... and Binky's voice is soooo cute and poetic... Side note: she was on the Carson Daly show last week and wore one of our dresses. :)