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Music Tuesday: Kaizers Orchestra, Thumpers, Venetia Fair & More...

By Widge - posted 03.19.13 @ 11:41 pm

Kaizers Orchestra

More music picks for your Tuesday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

The band is from Norway: Kaizers Orchestra, about to play their first and last show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May. As you can see by this music video for "Begravelsespolka," they're completely and utterly mental. And I love it. This is from their album Violeta Violeta Volume III. The MP3 bundle is currently just $8.99 on Amazon. For info on the show, ticket stuff is here.

Next we have Thumpers out of London and their song, "Sound of Screams," which makes me happy even though I'm not quite sure what's going on. Just like this music video. Not sure what's going on. And I wish I could point you to where you could buy it...but I came up empty. I tried to go their official site and was greeted with an autoplay video. Bad Thumpers, bad. But it's okay: this is tasty.

I was originally and admittedly drawn to The Venetia Fair because I'm a sucker for a great album title. And Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Got in Our Brain ranks up there. This is "Only in the Morning." Now I'm even more drawn in because on their Facebook page they state, "We're a band called The Venetia Fair and we have no fucking clue what we're doing." What's not to like? The MP3 bundle is available from Amazon.

And a new album from They Might Be Giants is always something to note. And from what I've heard of it thus far, it strikes me as more of a throwback to earlier TMBG stuff. But that could just be me and my utter lack of sleep. It's Nanobots and the track I've grabbed is "Stone Cold Coup d'Etat." Enjoy. (Amazon: CD; MP3.)

Next we have The Paper Kites, a band out of Melbourne that makes lovely bits like this track from their new EP, Young North. It's "Paint." (Amazon: MP3.)

And we end this week with an older track--another of those phantom things that just finds its way to my iPod through arcane means. It's the simple yet effective "Strange Parallels" by Tripswitch from the 2010 album Geometry. Nice zone-out and type-faster music. Which I can always use some more of. (Amazon: MP3.)

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Widgett Walls is Need Coffee's Chief Cook and Bottle Washer. He is the author of the novel Mystics on the Road to Vanishing Point, and two collections of short stories, Magnificent Desolation and Something Else: The Complete First Season. He is also co-author of the children's book There's a Zombie in My Treehouse! All of those books are available in paperback or for the Kindle from Amazon. He is also the narrator and publisher of the first unabridged recording of Seneca's letters, available here. He is active on both Twitter and Facebook. (If you befriend him on Facebook, do say you came via Need Coffee.) He lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. He hardly ever sleeps.

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