[MP3] The Autumn Carnival, by The Dandy Warhols

By Amy Seidenwurm

Sound it Out # 26: The Dandy Warhols - "The Autumn Carnival"

The Dandy Warhols have been a band since 1994. They’ve released 8 widely-different studio albums in these 18 years - their sound has fluctuated between garage rock, electronic and psychedelic. Their new record is called This Machine and came out this week. It’s a guitar record in that many of the songs have really interesting signature riffs and rhythms that are guitar-driven. It rocks in a restrained manner.

“The Autumn Carnival” is one of the mellower new Dandys tracks but it’s the one I find most addictive. The song has a weighty quality that merges Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s sensuous whisper perfectly with swirling guitar and calliope-esque keyboards. I can’t recommend it enough.

Download “The Autumn Carnival” for free for a week!

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Published 7:01 am Thu, Apr 26, 2012

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About the Author

Amy worked in the record business at Enigma, Elektra, Virgin and Sub Pop before she got sucked into the technology vortex. She co-founded the Backwards Beekeepers, a chemical-free urban beekeeping collective in Los Angeles. She runs digital marketing for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Hollywood Bowl.

6 Responses to “[MP3] The Autumn Carnival, by The Dandy Warhols”

  1. Teller says:

    Dig! still one of the best band docs ever.

  2. Ladyfingers says:

    Holy loudness war, Batman.

  3. Pat Eisel says:

    Heather and I always say that when we listen to the Dandy Warhols we feel like we are still cool and have become a part of a cool bunch of groovy people. We adore them. There was an embarrassingly small group of folks that went to their show recently here in OKC but they were wonderful anyway. 

  4. robuluz says:

    Yeah, love it. Love them.

  5. anonymouse says:

    just sounds like Starflyer 59 to me