2 January 2008

Back to normality.

Map Of Africa - Freaky Ways (alt link)

Map Of Africa are two beardo disco bods cum dad tinged rock exponents. Their self-titled album on Whatever We Want Records is a marvellous collection of ambient psych-rock tunes. Whereas fellow retro rock revivalists Yeasayer opt for the more experimental approach throughout, Map Of Africa tend to employ classic guitar rock at the fore whilst at the same time never losing the sound of their disco roots. Prepare to be won over.

Over the festive period I finally got around to watching the excellent Studio Ghibli cartoon My Neighbour Totoro. As I was watching it I realised that Girlsarshort used one of the songs from the film as a sample for their track Florida Pines. If you haven't heard Girlsareshort then basically they are one half of MSTRKRFT and the songs made are super sweet fun with hip hop beats and samples aplenty.

Girlsareshort - Florida Pines (alt link)

Girlsareshort - Osaka (alt link)