Abe Vigoda – Animal Ghosts 7″

a: Animal Ghosts
b: All Night and Day
Purchase right from Post Present Medium (PPM)

This is one of those things that you hear for the first time, and think to yourself “this is going to blow up.” I’ve always fancied myself with a talent for spotting bands that are going to eventually be huge, for example when I was in grade 6, I was into MC Hammer before anyone else in my grade 6 class room; I was listening to Blink before the 182; now with I am using this talent (my only talent of note) and I am telling you that this band is going to be huge.

The reasons are many;

1. Abe Vigoda are awesome.

2. They take a pre-existing (but tired) genre that everyone knows and loves (in this case, that mix of new wave fashioned pop-punk, with just the right amount of the “e” word thrown in, you will recognize the sound as soon as you hear it) and makes it relevent by being just different enough to seperate themselves from a glutted music market

3. They are uber prolific… check out the discography on their myspace page:

2007 inch 7″ – Post Present Medium
Siked Psych: NNF Gold – Not Not Fun
40 Bands in 80 Minutes – Sounds Are Active
Kid City – olFactory Records
Split 7″ w/ Child Pornography. – Oms-b
Split Cassingle w/ Hot Girls Cool Guys – Not Not Fun
Sea & Sea Music Factory – Not Not Fun
7″ – Silencio Recordings
Sky Route/Star Roof – Not Not Fun + Post Present Medium
Under 21: Los Angeles! – olFactory Records
Treasure Tropics split 7″ – Not Not Fun
Love Means Never Having to Say Yr Sorry/Sorry – Not Not Fun

4. See #1.

5. They are a key band in a scene that is also blowing up – they are part of that LA scene (alongside bands like Mika Mika, No Age, Silver Daggers).

The 7″ here is really good, and you should order one. Seriously.

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3 thoughts on “Abe Vigoda – Animal Ghosts 7″

  1. Great recommendation, I’ve been meaning to listen to this, I don’t know how I haven’t with this extensive discography. Insane. I hope they make it to NYC.

  2. Pingback: SevenTenTwelve’s Favourite 7″ Records of 2007 « Seven Ten Twelve

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