sugoll (sugoll) wrote,

  • Music:


Since we have had their Handlebars track on continuous rotation in the earworm department thanks to the uber-vid, I decided to try out some more Flobots, and bought the album (Fight With Tools).

I really like it.

Like Handlebars, it's a mixture. Rap, strings, brass, bass, some melodic vocals, and a solid social message underlying everything. The best description I can come up with is "prog rap".

At times, the riffing makes me think of Tom Morello's guitar in Rage Against the Machine's eponymous album. (though the guitar isn't that heavy, and the tracks aren't so angry as Zach de la Rocha). There's some awesome funk. And I could have sworn that Mike Patton of Faith No More makes a guest vocal appearance on one track, but I can't find any evidence to support that.


Oh, and go watch Flummery's amazing vid again. Here.
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