Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Flotation Toy Warning...

As you know I'm a huge fan of the folks at Misra Records. I think their records by Phosphorescent and Slow Dazzle are amazing. Not to mention that they handle Will Johnson, Centro-Matic and South San Gabriel (hey if you haven't heard SSG's Carlton Chronicles check it, check it, check it). They're good people and support the blogger community totally and faithfully. Now they've gone and hooked up a little exclusive for all of us. For a limited time take advantage of being able to purchase Flotation Toy Warning's new cd Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck at blogger special of 12 bucks. Support the good people. Support the good music.

Of course any post about a band wouldn't be complete without me rambling on for a few paragraphs about esoteric abstrations like how the music "feels' or why the sound of the mandolin is so wonderfully out of step with the horn section it follows. So what about Flotation Toy Warning? Well imagine a band that's fascinated with the sounds of childrens toys, has an unhealthy obsession with Laurie Anderson, and has a heart of carved from equal parts ABBA Gold and Tones on Tails. Once you've got those elements fixed in your head you're getting close to FTW's sound. It swirls and ebbs pushed by synths, keyboards, some horns and oddly maniacal choruses. These songs are ponderous but not thick. They don't welcome you in but do leave the door unlocked. The record grows on you but it doesn't knock you out.

from Bluffers Guide To The Flight Deck:

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