[My Gang] The Guggenheim Grotto - Her Beautiful Ideas : Reco of the Week 3 Feb 09

RSS
Compartir

3 Feb 2009, 23:56

Track: Her Beautiful Ideas
Artist: The Guggenheim Grotto
Album: Happy The Man (27 Jan 09)
Tags: , , , , ,
Video: Click the pic...

YouTube


It's a while since I recommended a track primarily for its video. I think this video for Her Beautiful Ideas is very well done. It uses stop motion animation and is tightly edited to match the song. There is lovely use of colour and the story flirts with interpreting the lyrics literally whilst keeping one foot in the realm of fantasy and imagination. It was produced, edited and directed by Aaron Copeland and Johnny Fitzsimmons. Read about the making of the video here.

The Guggenheim Grotto are an indie folk band from Dublin, Ireland. They remind me a lot of bands such as Turin Brakes and Radar Bros. in their sound; a kind of mix of folk and indie with harmonies and catchy pop melodies, a bit tongue-in-cheek and with a sense of humour. Happy The Man is their second album.



From their MySpace: "Some punters say we sound like Simon & Garfunkel but neither of us are willing to admit to being the Garfunkel in the equation so we like to think of ourselves as a kind of Simon and Simon."



And the main reason why I chose the song today? Because of this snow event we're having this week. It's not weather anymore, it's an event. And because in the song, they say they "just can't seem to get out of bed anymore". I hear that; it's so cosy under the covers and so cold everywhere else.

NB: Their similar artist radio in Last.fm is pretty good.




Babs My Gang

Reco of the Week archives



Admin - Stats as of today:

Last.fm listeners of this track - 325
No. of plays scrobbled in Last.fm - 1,375
Position in Last 7 Days: 4 / 52
Position in Last 6 Months: 13 / 250

Video
Date Added: January 09, 2009
Views: 102,010, Ratings: 516, Responses: 3, Comments: 299, Favourited: 1,179 times

Stats after 7 days: (to be added)

Last.fm listeners of this track - 368
No. of plays scrobbled in Last.fm - 1,529
Position in Last 7 Days: 4 / 55
Position in Last 6 Months: 13 / 250

Video
Views: 163,943, Ratings: 634, Responses: 2, Comments: 360, Favourited: 1,458 times

481 Unique Visitors
563 Page Views



Unique Visitors
Page Views


.
Envíos aceptados
For those who don't sleep enough due to staying up late at night for no apparent…, Central Point: where artists and listeners meet, My Gang, We Have Footwear in Our Avatars, I Want Your Radio, Gorgeous, newBlip, The Shipping Forecast, I Still Buy CDs, Extensive Musical Taste, Addicted to Last.fm, i'm not anti-social, i just enjoy my music., i'd die without music, Lo-Fi music, Downtempo, Next Big Things - NBTs, The Group That Carries Music Everywhere They Go, Even To Places They're Not Supposed…, The Indie Bicycle, destroying bedtime one hour at a time, Acoustic and Melancholic, People who don't think japanese music is weird and have got an extraordinary…, Radiohead is our top artist, People who believe in magic rainbows because theyre optimists, Tea Drinkers, Duyster, The Indie Group, Doctor Who, Alternative Folk and Indie, People who believe that they can beat a MILLION plays before life beats them, brothers! sisters! small boats of fire are falling from the sky., For people who cant go through a day without hearing a single song., Open Minded Music Freaks, The WIRE Magazine, Obscure Music Recommendations, Acoustic, People who can't stop listening to music, Music for the head, Star Crossed Lovers, People With A Great Taste In Music., Group Owners, NO boundaries Music, Insomniacs Against Bedtime, Lot's of Folk Music, Pop is Love, WordPress, Philosophers, This is not a Group, Pixies Palace, Real Indie, People who are online a questionable amount, and may or may not be addicted to the…, -Folk-, Independent Artists, Chez Musinum, A group for people who like beautiful music and beautiful books!, INFP, Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the like..., Protest against the rising tide of conformity, Good Taste Only, I Listen To Everything, We Want Freedom, The David Tennant Appreciation Group, JAGJAGuwar, Independent Artists II, One Group Fits All!, Stop the Alphabet Journals!, my friends don't like my music, People who can enjoy ANY kind of music, Old People, New Music, People who like a new band or a new genre every week, I don't care what you think about my music taste., music is bigger than me, radio kb7clx, Real Journal Entries, This Goop Only Consists To Halve The Blessed Dialectic, Maybe - Oh Myriad!, Stop tagging everything 'indie' !, TV-free, best music, Yes Im Awesome, The Knitting Circle, the last.fm melting pot, Music Nerds, it's about the music, not about the genre, United groups network, I have way to much music for my own good, Children of the 70's who still listen to lots of music., Debonair esprit, A group for people who consider their taste in music worthy of mention, and who are…, Stumbleupon Users, Genius Loci, UK Music Bloggers, I Still Buy Music, Moominland, Good Listener, We want more than just 50 artists in Overall, a place to be reasonable, Music saves my soul. ♥, those who just can't get enough of music, friends with completely different taste of music, Music for Insomniacs, Post Music, I Listen To My Own Last-FM Playlist, I love red colour, Advice Givers!, Audio Culture, Music 2.0, Not Typical Music Recommendation, Signs of the Zodiac - Scorpio, ENTP, TASTE!, people who wear watches on right hand, music addict, Lyric appreciation society, Puddlegum, Acoustic Photographers, Multi-Genre Music Fans, Diversity Is Good!, babble, Shiny Happy People Who Love Amazing Music and Love Sunshine <3, The Library of Babel, Law of Attraction, Pixies Palace Park, Serious Music Critics, My track of the week, Contemporary Music, 5000+ artists, The Last.fm Diversity Revolution, Off Topic Bonanza, completely perfect taste in music, HUMANS ARE PEOPLE TOO!, I Like Shiny Things, I like Daisy's, Music Reviews and Reviewers, Over 40, My group..., Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums, <3 Crochet <3, Scorpius, The Group Group, Scrobble purists, Vinyl CD or Download, Top Of The Pops

Comentarios

Dejar un comentario. Entra en Last.fm o regístrate (es gratis).