Monday, July 7, 2008

The Books

I am always surprised when people haven't heard of The Books. Pretty much everyone that I like and value in the world enjoys The Books, and if they don't enjoy The Books, they haven't heard them yet.

The Books
make these strange sound-collage songs and I can't really say that they sound like anything else you may have heard, except the music gives you the same sensation you get in life's brief moments of clarity, those times when you don't care if you're broke or going to die or that the world is unfair in larger ways. When I listen to The Books I feel like I understand the world.

The Books has two members: Nick Zammuto (L) and Paul de Jong (R). Paul looks like Chris Killen a little. They are Americans but they are on the German label Tomlab. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, The Blow, Final Fantasy, Xiu Xiu, Islands and David Shirigly are all on Tomlab too.
The Books's first album came out in 2000 and is called Thought For Food, the second is called The Lemon of Pink and the third is called Lost and Safe. On their website you can listen to every single track on their albums, in full, for free.


Blogger chris killen said...

i looked at his face and thought, 'yes' and then probably accidentally made the same expression as him.

i like the books. i gave one of their albums to someone and never saw it again.

July 9, 2008 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger ryan manning said...

the asian reese witherspoon

July 30, 2008 at 3:03 PM  

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