Monday, May 3, 2010

Secret Chiefs 'Renunciation'

Look at the gorgeous cover art up there. It has nothing to do with this post, but don't you want to own that? Hells yeah to good album cover art! Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle/Faxed Head/SC3) is on my shortlist of full-on musical heroes. There are a lot of musicians I really like, but few who I would call heroes of mine. This is a weird video. Weird in that it feels like seeing Crispin Glover on Letterman or something--it just seems out of context. It's from Australian television and the show looks like some twisted version of Top of The Pops mated with America's Got Talent. I know little about this show, other than the fact that it was short-lived( Quelle Surprise). Anyway, it's surreal to think this was on mainstream television, but I'm glad this video exists.

If you've never explored the world of Secret Chiefs 3, it's a must. They're one of those fun bands that isn't doing anything obvious, but make music that really respects it's audiences intelligence. That isn't to say there isn't a ton of melody behind these songs, it just takes a while to get your bearings with all the different influences behind this music. And if you have been paying attention to this band over the years you know how rewarding a world to discover this is. Honestly, these guys had high standards to begin with and just seem to keep getting better. And this song is only from album number two! If this song remotely interests you, exploring the world of SC3 might not be bad way to spend your summer.

Head on over to Web of Mimicry to tour the mind of Trey, and order some goodies while you're at it.

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