German music gets a bum rap sometimes. Not as in “rectally-initiated rhyming”, but as in peoples’ perception of the musical output. I mean, just name a German band other than Kraftwerk. (Anyone who said ‘Boney M’, please go and drink bleach now)
This doesn’t mean that they don’t have any great bands though. Check out Like a Stuntman, from Hamburg, whose songs are either rich and slightly mournful, or lightly melodic and slightly mournful. Thus, it’s fair to conclude that mournful is hot in Hamburg at the moment. Some of their songs sound like they feature the Harmonium, an instrument much maligned in todays pop music society, and so Like A Stuntman gain extra bonus points for its use.
In particular, have a listen to this truely great song of theirs – the mildly ridiculously named ‘Stan Places’ on their MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/likeastuntmanmusic
And because at A New Band A Day we love you, reader, here’s a 100% legal download of aforementioned song:
In the meantime, if you find out what Stan places, or where he does it, please let us know via email as soon as possible.