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Concert Wed Feb 21 2007

Kaspar Hauser's new disc and record release show

Thomas Comerford is a filmmaker and songwriter who has been making music under the Kaspar Hauser moniker since 1999. Kaspar Hauser's new, self-released record, QUIXOTIC/Taxidermy, is a completely DIY affair due out on the band's own label on February 22. You know the type of disc I'm referring to: the kind with the hand screened artwork, cardboard sleeve and an under produced, "local band" sound. Consider this an exception to the rule. Since the nature of music blogs is to write about one song, I've chosen my favorite, "King Pop."

I like many of the lyrical fragments on "King Pop" like the lines "reinvent yourself, the records didn't sell" and "you trade your kingdom for a song." These lyrics and others like "a final relic, vinyl relic" and "the stadium is full of beer and louts" make me think this is about Michael Jackson, but I could be wrong. Musically it's jangly, midwestern rock embellished with keyboards and electronics. You can buy the new record from Kaspar Hauser here. The record release party is February 22 at The Hideout.

[mp3]:King Pop

 
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