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Sound Bites: Grooms, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Converge, Spiral Stairs, Naam and Flight of the Conchords

Sound Bites: Grooms, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Converge, Spiral Stairs, Naam and Flight of the Conchords
(Julian Gilbert)

Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews, wherein we give you the lowdown in 75 words or less. Today, Nick Hall weighs in on recent releases from Grooms (pictured above), Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Converge,  Spiral Stairs, Naam and Flight of the Conchords after the jump.

Flight of the Conchords, I Told You I Was Freaky (Sub Pop). Comedy music works best when you can listen to it as music and as comedy independently, and don't lose anything from either when you listen holistically.  Flight of the Conchords succeeds wildly here.  Dance numbers like "Too Many Dicks (On The Dance Floor)" and the Dr. Seuss-meets-Midnight Vultures, electro-wackiness of the title track are highlights, doing double duty as side-splitting booty shakers.


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