Check out the video for “Astonished Man,” lead single from the new Merrill Garbus-produced LP, A Man Alive below. (Also peep a cheeky Funny or Die clip featuring a dryly hilarious Thao & Merrill “discussing” their collab here.)
Super Furry Animals make a welcome return for their first L.A. shows since 2008 (above photo of Gruff Rhys from that show at Echoplex, full photo set here) playing a pair at The Roxy this Thursday, February 11th and Friday, February 12th.
Following a five-year hibernation, the Wales band returned last year to mark the 15th anniversary their excellent Welsh language Mwng album (Spotify player below.) They came out of the mid 90’s Britpop halcyon days, though across their nine albums they ultimately ended up sharing little in common with peers from that era, with an eclectic sound that is hard to pin down simply. . .
Super Furry Animals | superfurry.com
KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd
Thursday, September 10
Santa Monica Pier
Twilight Concerts | santamonicapier.org
Photo: Tune-Yards @ Fonda Theater, November 2, 2011