Just checking my records, I haven’t written about these guys since 2008. Well,The Wombats have a new single out called Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves), which has since reached the Top 20 in the UK, while being the highest charting single to date in Australia, Germany and Holland. Wonder how its going to do here in Canada? Look for the single on the upcoming 2011 album “The Wombats Proudly Present A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation”; which minus the first part, sounds like it should be a Frightened Rabbit album.
Check out the single (and video) below.
This is not my list for favorite albums of 2007. I’m still working on that as we speak.
This list is kind of a 2007 listening road map for me.
*Some songs may have been released in ’06, but I heard them for the first time this year. As well, they are in no order whatsoever.
Down The Line by Jose Gonzalez. Check MOKB.
Northwestern Girls by Say Hi
Videotape (Acoustic) by Thom Yorke. Get it at Good Weather.
Your English Is Good by Tokyo Police Club
Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave
Pop Rocks by Saturna
Weighty Ghost by Wintersleep
Sandy by Caribou
Hold Your Secrets To Your Heart by Miracle Fortress. Get it from Matt.
It Will Find You by Maps
West Coast by Coconut Records
1 2 3 4 by Feist
Oh, The Boss Is Coming by Charlemagne
Sing! Captain by Handsome Furs
Anti-Anti (Stutter remix) by Snowden. Thats a tricky one to find, check iTunes.
Take Your Medicine by Cloud Cult
Winding Watch by Rebekah Higgs
Wombats appear to have little fear of humans. They can be awkwardly tamed in a captive situation, and even coaxed to be patted and held.
The ones found in England have got some kicks. Take a listen to the Wombats.
They sound a little like Supergrass and a little like the Weakerthans. Here’s the video for ‘Lost in the Post’. Insane hook on the chorus and outro. What’s up with all the Santa’s? (I can’t say its the weirdest video I’ve seen all day…
Most of their tracks can be found on either their website or their myspace page. They were even in Toronto back in March for Canadian Music week.
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