Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Representing the letter Y is a group from the magickal Arctic Rim country of Norway.
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson is a Norwegian post-rock band. The band came to be when a group of four journalism students got together at the Bodø University College in the fall of 2003. During the following year they recorded a series of songs in a yellow bomb shelter in Bodø. At first their musick was an amalgam of various styles & influences, but as they continued working together they realized they were most aligned with the longer dreamy post-rock tunes exemplified by “A List Not to Be Read at Your Wedding". Working in that vein, they soon had written six lengthy tunes which ended up on their début album Unnoticeable in a Tiny Town, Invisible in the City which they released 21 May 2005 on their own new label, How is Annie Records.
These songs are haunting & skygazing epics combining electronic elements with soothing layers of dreamy guitars & pounding yet jazzy intricate beats. This is post-rock with a pop feel laced with spoken, sung & screamed vocals. One can dance to these tunes or be lulled to sleep, they are at the same time beat-driven & dream-inducing.
Earlier this year YPOFH released their second album, this time self-titled...a continuation of the old-school emo & modern post-rock found on this, their first release. The new album is their first release to be sold in the U.S. So for anyone who missed their original offering, I serve it up here with four bonus tracks for your listening pleasure, down to the wire with letter Y.
The original members of Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson are: Gjermund Arne Jappée - guitar & vocals; Torbjørn Endal - guitar & vocals; Audun Hoem Hagen - bass; & Morten André Samdal - drums.
Year of Release: 2005
Label: How is Annie Records HIA003
Van Gogh Kept Painting Himself Because He Was the Only Model He Had
Yet We Continue to Build There, the Structure
How Odd to See These Lamps Still Burning
I've Got a Picture of You Boss
A List Not to Be Read at Your Wedding
We May Be Remembered by What We Did When We Sat Down
Zimbabwe Optimist Sailing Team
Game, Set, Match
Our Doorhandles Stopped Moving Years Ago
Download: Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson - Unnoticeable in a Tiny Town, Invisible in the City
Download Size: 143.6MB (ripped at 320Kbps)