Monday, October 19, 2009

Song of the Week: I love Museum of Bellas Artes

I know a song has megahit potential when my six-year-old daughter loves it as much as I do. So far this year, her favourite songs have been “Warm Heart of Africa” by The Very Best, and “Black & Blue” by Miike Snow, both big choons. Now add Museum of Bellas Artes’ “Who Do You Love,” a cover (of sorts) of a mid-’60s mild hit by the forgotten girl group The Sapphires. If that isn’t head-scratching enough (and how about that crazy name!), Museum of Bellas Artes aren’t your typical buzz band. Sure, they’re from Sweden (an indie-pop prerequisite), and they’ve been tipped by both Pitchfork and Air France, but they’re almost pre-buzz: they only have one song up on MySpace (so it’s hard to know exactly what they sound like), only have one interview that I could find, and a shockingly low number of 85 friends on MySpace (let alone not having a Twitter or Facebook account — gasp). On the strength of “Who Do You Love,” I have a feeling this pre-fame period won’t last long...

Museum of Bellas Artes: Who Do You Love (from Pitchfork)
MP3Museum of Bellas Artes - Who Do You Love - Single - Who Do You LoveMYSPACEOFFICIAL SITE

And for more new sounds, make sure to subscribe to my latest podcast, JeffMix2009.09.22 (also on iTunes), featuring music from The Temper Trap, Wild Beasts, Javelin, and Band of Skulls, among others.

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