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


3 Feb 2009, 23:56

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


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

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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

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

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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

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

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