Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Over the past year or so, I've watched quite a few Indian bands live. They've all been mostly pleasant experiences because I've been picky. But what struck me was that my taste in music is all expansive in that I can be interested by most types of music but to hold my attention takes a very specific type of sound. Dischordian, an Indian acoustic outfit that plays quirky alternative, slightly 'punk'ish, folksy music, has come closest to striking a chord (Pun patrol!) with my highly inconsistent taste in music. I guess it's because they have a little bit of everything I need, aurally speaking.

I love that Garreth's voice is a razored stalk of rum tinged throaty heaven; it would have any normal Joe who took a stab at it clutching at severed vocal chords and coughing like a TB patient. But with him, it comes natural. And I love that.

I love the lyrics. Indian bands will probably always have to be slightly anglicized and americanized but as long as the lyrics don't sound contrived, I haven't been a stickler for pronunciation. Dischordian kicks the shit out of that fine line and gives you something raw and amazing and you don't feel like a total tool, singing any of their songs.

Album: Feni Farm Riot

Tracks: 'The Old Whore' and 'Lover' are popular but I'm going to say - 'Scourge of Love', 'One of These Days' and 'Same Old Conversation'.

Be sure to check them out on Facebook; they're quite entertaining, they are! ;)

Okay, that's it from me. Noops is next. She'll have something fun in store!



lifafa said...

check out petercatrecordingco.com if you like dischordian.

Wickedcookie said...

Thanks for the comment! PCRC is among my top five favourites! :)