Monday, October 20, 2008

what music now?

Matisse's remake of Cindi Lauper's She Bop is an outstanding example of the high quality music that is coming out of Greece these days. Also, Call Me, Call Me shows their talent in creating original quality alternative music...all from their album Toys Up

Transistor is a slightly darker band whose song Living was featured in Dimitris Papaspyropoulos' Blessed and Cursed compilation. Their new CD, Things You Miss When You Blink is out of Shift Records and contains their above-mentioned hit as well as a number of well crafted songs.

Both of the bands above sing in English whereas Joanna Drigo sings in both English and Greek in her new CD, Καποιες Ωρες Γεννιουντε τα Ονειρα loosely translated as Some Hours the Dreams are Born. Her voice resembles slightly that of A Girl Called Eddy in some songs like Vicky (in two versions on the CD, Greek and English). Another influence is PJ Harvey and she has covered her song, Rid of Me. Αλλεργια Στης Δεσμευσεις, or Allergy to Commitments is another of the highlights in this CD.