Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Google Translate Hilarity

So, we just got a review of our new CD A Year With The Very Most (which I'll be talking about in more detail later) from a blog in Germany. I always love reviews in non-English languages because it gives me an excuse to read the mangled English produced by Google Translate. Here's the funniest mangled review I've read in a long time.

Here's the original (which is quite complimentary, thankfully).

And here's Google's translation:
indiecater records for the specific ideas that are used. we went end of last year with the candy claws on virtual world tour, so we were in the same year the band to accompany the very most of their seasonal travel. because for each of the four natural wonder in the year they had at hand, the circular matching ep spring (summer, autumn, winter). It was now obvious, this song collection on a cd together and publish, including a "bonus tracks again. formerly offered as a download only eps can now, on a cd bundled to provide as physical tonträger shelf ins. 22.01.10 since yesterday is the "a year with the very most" good piece titled on indiecater relate to. The band from boise, idaho, convinces tunes primarily with saving, with two big and vocal harmony. the stylish arrangement, in part, each song concept, yet persuaded any doubters. is the twee-pop, or even quite large? who wanted to draw boundaries set, who compare it with belle and sebastian? the very most have developed a very own style that pulls from a growing self-confidence as well as to the collection of unbound label, and by marketing and detachment from any drawer mentality. rem just a sore. The cd can be heard on indiecater in full before we proceed to purchase, then, the cat in a bag somewhere gibts. The bonus track is actually a lake called the cover "kite"! buy and be happy!
Oh, man. "Is the twee-pop, or even quite large?" Well, that, my friend, is a question that mankind has been wrestling with for ages.

Thanks to das klienicum for the nice review, and thanks to the good folks at Google for providing a laugh while giving me, perhaps, the gist of what was in the review.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Us on Balcony TV

Hope you enjoy.

Our Top Albums of the Year

In honor of the New Year, we decided to share our top albums of the year with you. Check 'em out suckas! You might like some of them.

Jeremy's top 12 picks

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Adam and Darcie - California Trail
Pains of Being Pure at Heart - s/t
Lake - Let's Build a Roof
Girls - Album
The Clientele - Bonfires on the Heath
God Help the Girl
Built to Spill - There is No Enemy
Desolation Wilderness - New Universe
Candy Claws - In the Dream of the Sea Life
Spondee - Pop Your Socks Off
Pastels/Tenniscoats - Two Sunsets

Honorable Mentions: Animal Collective, Canoe, Finn Riggins, Elephant Stone, Le Fleur

Zach's top 5 picks

Dragonslayer - Sunset Rubdown
Enemy Mine - Swan Lake
There Is No Enemy - Built to Spill
Vs. Wilderness - Finn Riggins
Din Din - Le Fleur

Elijah's top 5 picks

Bitte Orca - Dirty Projectors
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle - Bill Callahan
Wind's Poem - Mount Eerie
Bromst - Dan Deacon
Merriwether Post Pavilion - Animal Collective

Jake's top picks (his go to 11!)

Clark-Totems Flare
Sunn 0))) -Monoliths And Dimensions
Squarepusher -Numbers Lucient
Pussygutt -Gathering Streignths
Wolves In The Throne Room -Melevolent Grain
Acid Mothers Temple -Dark Side Of The Black Moon
Black Moth Super Rainbow -Eating Us
Venetian Snares -Horsey Noises
Tim Hecker -An Imaginary Country
Lightning Bolt -Earthly Delights
Pelican -Ephemeral

Clint's Top 5 Picks

Jovenes Y Sexys - Bruno EP
The Silent Years - The Globe
En Ventura - Los Gandharvas
Hey Chica! - Do You Really Believe...?
The Holiday Friends - self-titled EP

Gia's Top 3 Picks

Adam and Darcie - California Trail
Finn Riggins - Vs. Wilderness
We Cut Corners EP