December 8, 2009

Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 11:11 (2009)

Hey ya'll just finishing up the first quarter of school and have a minute to do a post. Rodrigo y Gabriela are two acoustic guitar players from Mexico that formed a band in Dublin, and their latest album is 11:11. My favorite jams are "Hanuman" and "Buster Voodoo." I first heard them do a cover of Metallica's "One" and thought it was a group of like 4 or 5 dudes, but it's not, just two people dominating the strings. All I can say is that they fuckin' jam really hard—like if you don't pay attention to what you are doing, you might just randomly break out into some traditional Aztec dancing, or possibly just start rocking a power V and seduce your cleaning lady, feather duster and everything, not a word spoken. The new album is all originals, I believe, and is amazing as a change of pace. Some people aren't really feelin' it cause there are no vocals, but I can dig it, and if you can't, just check out their Youtube videos of "Stairway to Heaven" and "One" cover songs. Yeah, I rest my case, shenanigans.

**Side note: Going to see Hockey on sat night at the Blank Club near mi casa, thanks for telling me about these guys mercy, awesome band.