We're pleased to have the illustrious Seth Brau as the latest addition to Team CH. In addition to founding Five Three Footwear when he was still in his teens and his current animation work, he also has pretty good taste in music. What follows are a few of his current favorites.
Though Seth admits he's not the biggest of Dead Heads, we all agreed that Fader's new Garcia poster is a clever and well-executed design. (Click image for detail.) The accompanying teeâ€”both commemorate Fader's annual Icon/Photo issue, which is devoted to Jerry this yearâ€”is a subtle homage.
You can download the issue here and you can win the shirt and poster by following the contact link at the bottom of the page, selecting "Garcia Giveaway" from the pull-down menu and letting us know before Monday, 11 June 2007, 11:59 p.m. EST what contemporary band you think owes the biggest debt to the Grateful Dead. We'll choose a winner at random. If you don't want to take your chances, you can buy the poster and tee here.
Hot Chip Live (iTunes exclusive)
By now you should have both of Hot Chipâ€™s albums. If not, go get them, and then check out this live recording. An iTunes exclusive these are totally new renderings of their best songs, just like their amazing live shows.
This young duoâ€™s music is really hard to categorize. But thatâ€™s a good thing when every track is better than the next and they all fit perfectly together like some wild fairytale. From eerie synth to classical guitars and wailing voices to crazy themes, itâ€™s all wonderfully awesome. Check them out on Myspace.
Slated for a 10 July release in the U.S., the French band Justiceâ€™s first album † (yup, that's what it's called) is already blowing up worldwide. Let the upbeat dancy tracks speak for themselves. Check out their Myspace for some samples and make sure to watch their video for D.A.N.C.E.