The Last Shadow Puppets

It is always intriguing to me when I hear a band that is so firmly rooted in an entirely different era. So it goes for The Last Shadow Puppets. But what pushes their music over the edge for me is how they have tied 60s guitar and strings pop so finely with the indie pop sound of the late oughts (using “oughts” in a sentence will never get old).

Check out “The Age of the Understatement.” Even the video will remind you of Kinks/Beatles era video.

The album, “Age of the Understatement,” came out about a month ago, and it’s really hard to stop listening to once you start.

This is another example of the kind of music I would love to be able to find through our NewTunes search. Getting this site ready is as close to a labor of love as I’ve ever had in my professional life. Thanks again for tuning in.


3 Responses to “The Last Shadow Puppets”

  1. May 22, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    A really interesting video and thanks for posting it. I note the visual reference to Help! also. In a way though, the video makes me think more of the Seventies Brit group The Jam. Both The Beatles and The Kinks used their great sense of humour to drive home their social commentary, while The Last Shadow Puppets seem to be dead serious.

  2. 2 Jon
    May 22, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    An excellent point… and comparison. Paul Weller, of the Jam, is nothing, if not serious. He has a new album coming out in early June, by the way. They’re really promoting it as his best work ever.

    As an aside, I just saw video of him from 2007 at one of the British music festivals. He was 20 years older than any of the other bands, but he still had the crowd completely in his hands. Good to see.

  3. May 23, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    I need to catch up on Weller. I was a huge Jam fan in that era – The Jam and The Clash defined late Seventies Brit rock for me. Well, add the Specials and The English Beat to that mix.

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