Monday, December 10, 2007

The Terrordactyls

MP3: The Terrordactyls - Devices

MP3: The Terrordactyls - I Want to Cry

BONUS HOLIDAY MP3: The Terrordactyls - Landscapes and Heartaches

Hey duders, I certinally enjoyed my birthday week (the official day being yesterday, fuck yeah), but here it is: Monday and back to business.

The Terrordactyls are the duo of Michael Cadiz and Tyrel Stendahl, and together they make some fantastically fun, fantastically glum and just plain fantastic music. It's honestly honest and really the perfect record to dissect, and throw on mixtapes with the pure intention of it sticking out like a sore thumb. Each song works by itself easily, but as a whole these 14 songs flow like a river compliments by everyone's favourite instruments along the way: kazoos and toy pianos.

Kimya Dawson even found time to stop on by, singing on the albums standout track "Devices", by far a last minute favourite of the year for me. I've posted that, along with a gem titled "I Want to Cry" and finally, the boys gave us blogs a holiday bonus along with the note: “Dear Mr. Blogs: Here is a song about traditions; ones that we make no effort to perpetuate, but that we continue to carry with us anyway... mostly just because.” – Michael and Tyrel, The Terrordactyls.

Finally, here is their video for the song "Decoration Daniel". If anything, you can't say these dudes aren't giving. Score!

The Terrordactyls self titled full length is out now from Pankof Records.

{purchase terrordactyls recordings from the band}

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