September (Skipping) Gurls

September 8, 2008 at 7:20 am (Uncategorized)

One more September release I’m suddenly very excited about is from an Australian band called Skipping Girl Vinegar (the name is taken from an iconic brand of vinegar sold Down Under, as well as the tres cool old neon sign that was once used to advertise it in SGV’s hometown of Melbourne). Why these folks?

Well, Friday was a crappy night at work. I got stuck there late because my books wouldn’t balance (found the mistake the next day) and I got home at 3:30 am Saturday exhausted and sporting a migraine. Still too amped up on coffee to sleep, I decided to do a little music surfing around the nets and for whatever reason stumbled across the video/teaser for Skipping Girl Vinegar’s upcoming release Sift The Noise. Here’s the title track (the song starts about 45 seconds in, but the video is swell enough to watch the whole thing…):

Somewhere in-between the time the cat says “What took you punks so long” and the squirrel with the trumpet, I found myself with an ear-to-ear grin plastered on my face. What a great, amazing song, and there’s evidence that the whole disc is this good at their myspace site. By the way, if you watched the credits roll on that video above, you saw that this was mixed by Brad Jones–the pop maestro who also produced Cotton Mather’s Kon-Tiki, among other landmarks–at his Nashville studio. This is due out in mid-to-late September. I’ll keep you posted.

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