Never listen to people who say you have too much music on your computer. Until every spare kilobyte is taken up with .mp3, .ogg, .wma and .m4a files, you’ve not got enough. The argument that you’re never going to listen to it is an empty one – as long as there is an outside chance that you might and it’s a freebie, download away. Listening to your iTunes on random should be like listening to the best radio station in the world, not a ‘best of 2008’ compilation full of tracks you’re already sick of. Anyway, case in point – Fluffy Lumbers.
I’ve no idea where the mp3 came from, to be honest, but it’s there somehow, previously sitting astride the pile of unlistened files clogging my laptop’s harddrive. And for every moment that I spent listening to Abba Gold or the Dreamgirls soundtrack instead of Fluffy Lumbers, I am truly sorry. Despite sounding like the name of 70’s adult video star, it’s actually the solo project of Samuel Franklin, who is a part of similarly awesome band Frat Dad, whilst taking part in seemingly any project he can get his mitts on. By himself, he makes a fuzzy mess that sounds closest to the garage, surf inspired rock of Nodzzz, only with vocals that are much less nasal. It’s also pretty accessible and recognisably pop infused – the tunes are a joy ride through lush, catchy guitar riffs and distortion. The debut 7″ was put out by Weird Hug records, and there’s a 12″ on it’s way too, following attention from Pitchfork, who offered the following tracks for download. Shuffle, you never fail to entertain me with gems that I wasn’t even aware I possessed.
Fluffy Lumbers – Cruisers (p4k)
Fluffy Lumbers – Cruisers part 2 (Police Cruisers) (p4k)
Fluffy Lumbers – Harry Dolland’s (p4k)
Original Pitchfork article: http://pitchfork.com/forkcast/13465-harry-dollands/