Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HIMBERT and HERBERT / GOLDEN ARROW HOLY FACE "It's Happening" split c60 (Teflon Beast)

Teflon Beast sent me this very well produced split tape of pop music awhile back. Apparently it's a tribute to the little known split record between The Supremes and Neil Diamond! Himbert & Herbert (The Supremes) are a neato mix of 60s girl group vocals, and 80s dance music. I had a great time with this, you probably will too. The B side is an entirely different (Teflon) beast: Houston's Golden Arrow Holy Face (Diamond) provides a collection of rich syrupy folk country ballads with nice atmospheric production and plaintive vocals. Rather lovely. As it progresses I started to feel like we were more in Dave Berman (Silver Jews) territory, which is a good thing in my book. Both of the artists on this tape deserve a much wider audience, so what are you waiting for?

Also available from the label is "Christmas with the Beast", a compilation that features tracks from the above mentioned artists and a few others. This seems like a good label to watch if you are into well made "real" music. Go for it.

Check it all out here.