In a Honky Tonky Stinkin’ Town: The Extraordinaires
Who? The Extraordinaires
What? Funny songs with this little taste of twang and punk, and powerpop…quite some variation actually
Sounds like? Bob dylan when he pretends to be funny, The Oh Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack when it were to be a slapstick, acoustic Man Man. The Arsonist sounds as Pedro The Lion.
I’m in a bit of a hyper mood, so let’s post something that’s a bit hyper. Also because yesterday was the most depressing day of the year statistically. Some cheering up to do! Not that it’s Blood Brothers or Man Man-hyper. No this is just acoustic, but it’s quite uptempo and funky.
Franktly, I don’t know a thing about this band. Don’t even know if they still keep on recording stuff. It was in my last.fm recommendations, so I decided to give them a try. IT’s a bit of bluegrassy-like acoustic punky pop. You can listen to some of their songs at their site. Really do so, cause songs are really varied.
Their albums are only available as a digital download through their myspace. Both Songs are from their ’06 album Short Songs. Listen carefully to the lyrics of Hi-five the Cactus! There is a wise lesson there to learn.