Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Eternal Sunshine director, Michel Gondry, says “Oui!” to Miami duo, Old Wives’ Tale.

Brotherly act’s video for it’s “[15] Amphetamine” single is presented award by acclaimed French auteur. Listen! Watch! Post!

“[15] Amphetamine”: [MP3]
“[15] Amphetamine”: [VIDEO]

“...amped-up, high-focus, twitchy, and sweaty. This is late-night music -- churning synths, funky basslines, and DFA Records-style cowbell create a roiling, speed-paranoia vibe that still stays danceable. The album was recorded between Miami and the Valencias’ native Bogotá, but sounds piped directly in from downtown New York or east London -- first-class!” – Miami New Times

It’ll take just one listen to the debut recording from Miami duo Old Wives’ Tale to understand why brothers Jaime and Felipe Valencia have coined it “amphetamine music.” Songs from the band’s Younger Limbs release such as “danceDanceDAncing,” “Royal Flesh,” “Vending Johnny,” and the stand out single [15]Amphetamine (along with it’s impressive accompanying video recently selected by celebrated French auteur Michel Gondry [Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind] as the “Audience Choice Award” winner in the Video Music Awards) all live up to the assertions made above by the Miami New Times.

See Old Wives’ Tale performing live in Madrid:

The Valencia brothers formed Old Wives’ Tale in 2006 shortly after making the decision to relegate their biology, chemistry, music and audio engineering diplomas to mere wall decorations. Infected by an angst that resonated in every indie club in Miami’s design district, Jaime and Felipe joined their contrasting music personalities to create a fresh sound composed of distorted bass lines, disco beats, ripping guitars, and lyrics referencing alter-egos, heart-breaking love affairs, and one-night stands.

Younger Limbs was recorded in the brothers’ home studio in Miami with additional work in Bogotá, Colombia. Of the resultant “amphetamine music,” the band casually explains with tongue-in-cheek, “We don’t want to be thought of as pharmacists!” More seriously, Jaime and Felipe elaborate, exclaiming, “This is an effect the band has on itself and on the audience. We want to stimulate people so that they don’t let life just pass before their eyes!” With songs as striking as those on Younger Limbs, Jaime and Felipe needn’t worry about that -- our eyes and ears are wide open.

Artist: Old Wives’ Tale
Title: Younger Limbs
Label: The Creative Motel, Inc.
Release: September 8th, 2009
“[15] Amphetamine”: [MP3]
“Royal Flesh”: [MP3]

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