Saturday, May 30, 2009

Brave Combo - Humansville

Before They Might Be Giants, before DeVotchKa, before Beirut, Brave Combo was taking despised music forms like polkas and rhumbas and and cha-chas and making then cool and fun. Matt Groenig claims they're his favorite band, but I like them anyway. On Humansville they're all over eastern Europe and Latin America and the muzak band at the old folk's home. But this isn't just a joke: these guys are great musicians who play with passion and fire. Favorites: "Money Can't Buy Everything", "Canto a la Salsa", "Chem-Oo-Chem" and "Ay, Me Duele".
Trivia: Brave Combo played David Byrne's wedding.

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