Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Rum Diary

Formed in 2000, The Rum Diary are a four-piece who take their name from the title of a Hunter S. Thompson novel. They're based in Cotati, California, a sleepy town best known for the accordian festival held there every year. They combine the use of homemade instruments with a more classical approach to create a really nice kind of 'indie-rock-with-an-experimental-twist' sound.

The band have been pretty prolific in the recording and releasing of songs - they've put out three full-length albums and a handful of EPs, as well as contributing material to several compilations. This song comes from a split CD they released with Kilowatthours. For more information and to hear more songs, check out the Rum Diary website, as well as the band's MySpace page. You can buy their CDs (as well as some stuff on vinyl, and other assorted merchandise), including their latest album, We're Afraid of Heights Tonight by emailing the band direct or by visiting their label, Springman Records' website.

MP3: The Electroencephalograph

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