Sunday, June 12, 2011

Before We Met

It's very sunny here, with a delicious dollop of irony. Nice day for a white wedding..

My Song of the (Wedding) Weekweek is 'Just Before We Met,' yet antother irresistible gem from UK folk-rock quintet Noah and The Whale.

Imagine a 60s folk-pop nugget with rhythmic violins, a galloping pace, and catchy verse, chorus, and bridge. It's clever as heck, and very endearing. And as I join my life to JP's forever, it's an apt and charming reflection..

The group hails from London's Twickenham district and took their name from the director and title of a favorite film, Noah Baumbach's 'The Squid and The Whale,' a wonderful little movie if you ain't seen it yet.. They are very influenced by Belle & Sebastian, who are WAY overdue for a new album following their 2006 masterpiece, 'The Life Pursuit.'

Here's a great live rendition of "Just Before We Met" at Camden's Koko back in February:

The group's videos are goofy, retro, and wonderful. Here's the one clip of '5 Years Time' that hasn't been dis-embedded by the record company...

Here's their other UK hit single, the equally charming 'Shape of My Heart'...

One more: '2 Bodies 1 Heart'

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