Thursday, September 25, 2008

Frank Bango and his bunny

Although now on his fourth album, I wasn't familiar with Frank Bango until I discovered him via Simone White, as they share the same label. Don't judge the music by the album's cover. The Easter Bunny threw me for a loop for a second, too, but get beyond it (although there is a song Bunny In A Bunny Suit). Bango (can that be his real name?) does hold some quirkiness though, and his style and voice immediately made me think of Elvis Costello. Even the instrumental arrangements of the songs feel very Costelloish. Try the first cut from the album, You Always Begin By Saying Goodbye, below (it starts off with some woodland chirpings which come back as a complete three plus minute soothing pastoral track of their own as the album's closer, Garden Variety). Also give Angela Eagleton a listen. It will bring to mind Costello's Alison or Veronica.

Visit his website, his label The Sincere Recording Company, and become his friend on MySpace.


No comments: