Staff Picks: Music

Flight of the Conchords

The Flight of the Conchords are "New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo", but in the U.S.A. they currently sit on the top perch of music novelty acts. Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement were college flatmates in Australia studying film that decided to give it all up to play digi-folk. 

Their debut CD is a collection of some of their favorites from their act and HBO series.  The duo parodies every type of sound - from electronicasoul, and hip-hop.  Bret and Jermaine are hilarious!  Looking for a great laugh and good music?  Take flight with the Conchords.

Music

Flight of the Conchords
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Kevin King

For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver

There are many different ways of making a great album. Justin Vernon decided to do it by recording for over three months in a remote cabin in northern Wisconsin. The result is a haunting debut album released under the name Bon Iver, which is a misspelling of the French for "good winter."

While listening to this amazing CD, one cannot help but feel like you are quietly approaching a distraught minstrel alone in the middle of a vast forest. Vernon's voice pushes and pulls through stories of love, loneliness, and isolation against a wintery backdrop.

Fans of Iron & Wine will definitely get caught up in the sound.

Music

For Emma, Forever Ago
ADM211527C
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Kevin King