Friday, January 12, 2007

The Fratellis - TV debut and Pitchfork

The Fratellis will get a nice introduction to the US with the new iPod/iTunes ad featuring "Flathead." The inclusion of this song is somewhat surprising since they have yet to release anything in the States. Although their debut album Costello Music has been out in the UK for 5 months, our first taste is the Flathead EP out on 1/23 (and only 4 bucks at Amazon). If there is a release date for the full-length, I haven't seen it yet. Pitchfork has taken notice with their review of the single this morning and not surprisingly, given it two stars. I've been listening to the album for some time now (we've talked about these guys before) and while it's possible that people are just burned out from the NME onslaught of "up-and-coming bands" - Pitchfork has been in backlash mode for months now - unlike The View, I'm still supporting them. This album deserves a look whenever it gets a proper release. (UPDATE: the album will be out on March 13th)

MP3: The Fratellis - "Flathead"

Much better version on Apple's site here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saw the View in LA and they were not very good. I agree about the Fratellis album too. I just saw that they are coming to LA in March, so check your NY venues.