Monday, March 16, 2009

SXSW: The Guggenheim Grotto

Dublin songwriters The Guggenheim Grotto never stray far from folk music's most important piece of hardware—their acoustic guitars—but their latest album finds them delving into new territory with keyboards, sampling and electronic beats.

The opening and standout track “Fee Da Da Dee” completes its voluminous sound by way of electric guitar, keyboards and the graceful vocals of both musicians plus a female guest, but the basis of the song is its devastatingly seductive bassline. Listen to it with decent speakers, then do what I did next—find the biggest sound system you can, crank it up and listen with your chest.

If you like: Iron & Wine, Great Lake Swimmers, Crowded House, VAST, The Frames (Glen Hansard)

The Guggenheim Grotto - Fee Da Da Dee Download MP3 or Listen on MySpace

SXSW: The Guggenheim Grotto performs Thursday evening.

Buy the album:
UFO Music CD/MP3/FLAC, worldwide
Insound CD, worldwide
CD Universe CD, worldwide
Amazon CD, worldwide
Amazon UK CD, worldwide
iTunes Worldwide
Amie Street MP3, worldwide
eMusic MP3, worldwide
Amazon MP3 US only
You can also download “Fee Da Da Dee” free and legally from their artist page on the SXSW site.


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