The Irrational Library – Huevos Rancheros
Genre: Alternative Rock
The Irrational Library sound like Eric Burdon meeting The Velvet Underground for a session of glue sniffing in a dirty alleyway of New York City.
I’ve been known to complain about the lack of true eccentrics in modern pop-rock music. But madness is in even shorter supply. And, believe it or not, this has slowed down the evolution of music in a radical way. No, I’m not suggesting getting the premier songwriter locked inside a loonie bin. But I’m also not saying we shouldn’t try some novel approaches.
There was a time when it was easy to confuse a crazy person with a poet or rock singer. Sure, those people might not have made for exceptional dinner company. Yes, they were hard to control. But, damn it, they’re responsible for the greatest records ever made. Perhaps some of those strategies might be considered by modern musicians.
The Irrational Library’s “Huevos Rancheros” could be the soundtrack to a Thomas Pynchon novel or an episode of paranoid delusions. Featuring confident, gravelly vocals that recall Eric Burdon and musical backing that brings to mind NYC garage-rock, it’s a song that almost makes sense, but not quite. It’s a beautiful, modern rarity.
Lorraine Bleu – Proofbullet
Geren: Classic Rock, Garage Rock, Alternative Rock
Buying a product because of the brand’s name is foolishness, and only acceptable for people whoa re in a hurry or, simply, do not know any better. Music stars have always been people who know how to make an impression. And in order to create that kind of reaction, one first needs to know how to make an impression.
Most bands start by copying other famous musicians. The majority of them continue to blindly follow in the footsteps laid out by their more popular predecessors. Some of them are just engaging in hero-worshipping. Others, quite naturally, are trying to achieve a similar measure of success and follow well-established patterns.
Lorraine Bleu’s “Proofbullet” is the French Arctic Monkeys song you haven’t heard but wished could’ve replaced the Sheffield group’s recent output. Comprising of an excellently confident vocal, clever Euro-centric lyrics and production work that echoes the alternative pop that has struck big in recent years, Lorraine Bleu has crafted something that is, as Bono might say, even better than the real thing.
Lorraine Bleu’s “Proofbullet” is the French Arctic Monkeys song you haven’t heard but wished could’ve replaced the Sheffield group’s recent output.