Friday, May 28, 2010

Local CD Review: Sirius.B, Monkey Robot Soldier

Brent Fleury of Bold Life reviews a release from a local band with a great live show, BlogAsheville favorite Sirius.B, who played our 2008 Blogapalooza event:

By now, most of us around here with a musical bent have encountered Sirius. B. Describing themselves as an "absurdist, gypsy, folk, funk, punk" band, not only are they unique to the Asheville scene, but I don't think I could add much to their description of themselves - they hit the nail on the head. Grabbing you up from your chair with infectiously toe-tapping tunes (even the dirge-like "A Cloth and Some Rain") Sirius. B takes you on a crazy dance through their delicious take on the festive music of the Gypsies with Monkey Robot Soldier. For some reason I kept envisioning Chaim Topol in Fiddler on the Roof. Maybe it's the accordion. Besides the excellent rendition of "Hava Nagila", there are two other standout tracks on the album. The aforementioned "A Cloth and Some Rain" has some great vocal wailing reminiscent of the more angst-ridden cuts from Pink Floyd with a little Peter Gabriel thrown in for good measure.

Full review & link to Sirius.B's website here.

1 comment:

crankypantsknits. said...

Sirius B was awesome enough to play at my son's school International Festival this year and they rocked! A band that is so unique and talented AND supports Asheville City Schools? Woo and a Hoo!