Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Temper Trapped

Well I've fallen in love and his name is Dougie... and Jonathon and Lorenzo and Toby-- or as most people refer to them-- The Temper Trap. This alternative rock band from down under is gaining momentum overseas and, without a doubt, headed our way. I always did have a thing for Aussies...

For those of you on "the music scene," you may have seen them this past year at South by Southwest. For all of you film buffs, you may recognize their song "Sweet Disposition" (one of my favorites) from the movie 500 Days of Summer. And for the rest of you- hopefully you watch some type of television in which case you've probably heard them featured on everything from "90210," "Greek" and "The Vampire Diaries" to major Chrysler ad campaigns.

Not ringing a bell? Okay- do yourself a favor and download or youtube some of their stuff. I hear a lot of late 80's/ early 90's influence in their music- sounds like Radiohead, Prince and what reminds me of Q Lazzarus's "Goodbye Horses." Check out their MySpace page and give these tracks a listen. My picks are "Sweet Disposition," "Fader," "Science of Fear," "Love Lost," "Fools" and "Soldier On." Actually... maybe you should just buy the whole Conditions album.

Thanks, Lee.

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