TheirSpace - Creature
I happened upon Creature purely by chance while channel surfing the other day. As I paused on a channel, I was drawn to their unique video for Pop Culture. Actually, I may have been initially fascinated by vocalist Kim Ho's subtle, yet meticulously trimmed facial hair, but the song caught on almost immediately as well.
Don't let the sparse pickings for songs on their MySpace page fool you - those three songs are jammed full of goodness. They claim that they are "Putting the F back into Punk!!" and that they are.
Creature's MySpace Page with 3 songs.
Brigitte Bardot is pure funk, with just the right touch of cowbell. It's a dance-worthy song that showcases the diverse musical talents of the group. Everything from percussion to saxophone to a killer guitar solo appears throughout the song.
I always get a little nervous with a song title including the phrase "love song". However, Creature's Love Song is a different take. It's not a mushy, happy, lovey-dovey love song, it's a fun, funky number. They may be singing about love, but if there's some cynicism in your soul, you'll be too busy dancing along to care. And to all the lovebirds out there? Well....you'll be too busy dancing to care as well.
Remember the B-52's? Pop Culture brings some old school B-52's feel into the mix. The unique, yet familiar female-male vocal dialogue is especially effective and fun. It's the prefect combination and a simply a great song.
So go ahead - loosen your tie, let down your hair and don't take yourself too seriously. Go out, dance a little, laugh a little and just enjoy Creature.
@ The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West)
Saturday, April 26, 2008
$10.00 advance/$12.00 at the door
Photo by John Pee, member of the blogTO Flickr pool
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