Filed under: Emerging Artists | Tags: Captain Dum Dum, circus, Drink Up Buttercup, dub, electronic, Emerging Artists, grime, lo-fi, psychedelic, Titus Andronicus
No, you read that correctly. It’s not Build Me Up Buttercup, but “Drink up Buttercup” and they are one of the best things to recently come out of Philly.
With a fuzzy, rough recording that actually brings me back to the original recording of Titus Andronicus (which I prefer to the new), they managed to keep me on their Myspace long enough to listen to each and every song. These days, that’s a feat in and of itself.
Their harmonies make it sound like there is a chorus backing the instruments and bring a 70’s feel into the “Dub/Grime/Psychedelic” rock they have going for themselves. Their song “Sosey and Dosey” brought me back to a creepy circus scene in any cheesy horror movie and “Gods and Gentlemen” immediately had me bouncing my head along with the beat.
Be sure to check out their Myspace, along with Captain Dum Dum, a side project of Farzad Houshiarnejad. While it’s more electronic and eerie, it’s incredible and a great contrast to the upbeat feeling of Drink Up Buttercup.