Stranded In Stereo: The Great Escape Preview (Elle Milano)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Great Escape Preview (Elle Milano)

When it comes to humor, Americans and Brits have a totally different idea of what funny is. Most American bands that deem themselves as funny or witty are just merely obnoxious, singing about poop or girls or whatever, but the Brits revel in subtlety and wit, coming at you with a crack when you least expect it.

Elle Milano are by no means a funny band, but they infuse their lyrics with a wit reminiscent of Art Brut, Bromhead's Jacket or The Indelicates. With lines that don't hit you until the 50th listen, they're a gift that keeps on giving, all the while being backed by excellent spiky, spastic post-punk. After a few years of holding us at bay, the band has just self-released their debut, Acres of Dead Space Cadets, a perfect collection of tunes for a jilted generation. This is an early contender for album of the year.

Catch them on May 17th, the closing night of this year's
Great Escape.

"Oh Society, Look What You've Done" [
mp3] // [Buy Here]

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