Friday, February 21, 2014

Clann Zú - There Will Be No Morning Copy

It's rare to have songs about such a charged conflict as the one between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It's rarer to have one that is actually a good song. Clann Zú was a bi-national band from Australia and Ireland who mixed together a bunch of different styles, including punk, folk, electronic, classical but mainly in the rock idiom. Their songs frequently used both the Irish and English languages. They were mostly around in the early 2000s, and broke up around 2005 before leaving a bunch of albums including Black Coats & Bandages (2004), their final album. This particular song from that album, "There Is No Morning Copy," is amazing. The song, while more conventional sounding than their earlier stuff, builds in intensity and power and grace as it reaches its end with an electric violin fighting a guitar. It's nice to have a band that is completely earnest with no irony, singing about a cause that is important to them. More information and mp3s from the band can be found here.

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