After spending a while recommending music with a friend, it become very clear that my taste gets more obvious with every passing day. I love garage rock that plays like pop music, which is creative and fun, but simple and raw. My newest discovery in this field are The Royal We. As the influence of the Strokes slowly disappears (hopefully to be rehashed very soon), it is getting harder and harder to find good guitar bands. One place which is still pouring them out is Domino Records. With the original success of Franz Ferdinand and the later (and even greater) success of Arctic Monkeys, Domino have always remained faithful to the music they love: those bands inspired by the post-punk and indie pop bands from the UK in the late 70s and early 80s.

Download The Royal We’s cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” which reminds me of how The Raincoats did a cover of “Lola” on their debut album. The best part of the album make come at 1:20 of “All the Rage” when the violin kicks in. The whole album plays like the two singles, so check out the self-titled album too.

The Royal We – Wicked Game


— , November 24, 2007    Comments Off on The Royal We