December 16, 2008

Mr. Holland and his opus say “Download new Coconut Records for free!”

Jason Schwartzman (“oh, are they?“) returns to quirky pop-heaven territory with the sophomore effort from his band Coconut Records. The unassuming debut Nighttiming was one of my favorites last year; I’m a sucker for that chimey, eclectic, slightly-awkward sound and openhearted joy. As I wrote before, normally we can all agree that actors making music spells disaster, but in this case it absolutely spells y-a-y.

Davy is out January 13th on Young Baby Records, but you can now download the first track “Microphone” from his new album on Amie Street for free — and for each download they will donate $1 to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which gives musical instruments to kids. You can also pre-order the album for only five bucks while you’re over on Amie Street.

This catchy new track sounds like it has one of those weird accordion-sounding instruments that you blow into the tube for. That’s a technical music writer descriptive term right there.

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DOWNLOAD FOR FREE HERE. Richard Dreyfuss wants you to.

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  • I believe it is called a melodica. But I like your term for it better.

    Anonymous — December 16, 2008 @ 5:58 pm

  • Let me second the above, this is most certainly a melodica or something similar. You can check one out here. I only know this because Hard ‘N Phirm make use of one in their show and they are f’n hilarious. The song “Anything” usually features a short melodica intro, but this version on NPR is sadly missing it. :(

    Jowey — December 17, 2008 @ 10:51 am

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