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Trashcan Sinatras


The Scotsmen make an long awaited trip to Fuji Rock.

I remember when I first I heard about Trashcan Sinatras. I dismissed them out of hand, due solely to their name. At the time, there was a rash (and I use that term as much literally as I do figuratively) of bands making music (and I use that word in the loosest of its possible connotations) by banging the lids of garbage cans and other crap they happened to find lying in the street. Stomp, I'm pointing my finger at you. It was the kind of thing that people who didn't ever go to shows went to see.

So, with their name as it is, I ignored all references to the Trashcan Sinatras. A pity too, because they're actually a really good band to listen to. No fluffy verses repeated twice per song here. No, here we have intelligently written, witty, and interesting songs that are easy on the ears. Lyricist Francis Reader's Scottish drawl comes out in their songs, a twang that helps make listening to them an experience further removed from your day to day britpop.

Never the ones to rush things, their latest album comes to us after a five year wait. Already released in Japan, it features a good selection of the slower style tracks that have made them such a loved act the world over. These guys fans seem to be some of the most dedicated I have come across. Trashcan Sinatras seem to be a group that you don't grow out of.

And thankfully, not a trash can in site.

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