[MP3] The Autumn Carnival, by The Dandy Warhols

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.

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  1. 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. 

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