The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement

6 03 2008

I began blogging about the new Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys)/Miles Kane (The Rascals) project, The Last Shadow Puppets this afternoon and had a dodgy lo-fi recording of a song from Soundfix Records in Williamsburg, New York, where they played last night. But I didn’t manage to finish writing the piece and since then this de facto video has appeared online featuring the title track from their album, due in April.

And I think it’s really bloody good. It totally reminds me of a 60’s psych band but I can’t figure out which one. It’s not quite the Scott Walkerarama that it had been whispered to be but it is rather epic, all the same. It’s a good move by Mr. Turner, though I’m sure he doesn’t see it as that. Either way, it’s an intriguing sidestep with sublime lyrics “Kiss me properly and pull me apart”. And the video is nicely bizarre – icerinks, tanks, armies, churches, neon lights, fat kids eating swiss roll. Baffling but rather wonderfully so.

Update: Maybe, this is what it was reminding me of. Not exactly psych and maybe ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ is not even that like it but there’s a similarity in the bombasticness of both tunes:

David McWilliams – The Days of Pearly Spencer 

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6 03 2008
Turner & Kane « akuhei bakery

[…] Also, as I’ve just seen on Graveyardshiftshane’s blog, the band have released a pretty freaking weird video for the song too. Enjoy” Published […]

8 03 2008
caaami

amazing videoo!!

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