June 22, 2009

Florence: Who is the lamb and who is the knife?



If you're as thrilled as I am by Florence and the Machine, be sure to check out Pete Paphides' piece in the June 19 Times, What's haunting Florence and the Machine? It features an exclusive live performance of Rabbit Heart that's gets better as it goes.

Meanwhile, the Independent says this about Cosmic Love, a song I played roughly 6 times in a row while driving in a rental car this weekend...
This – ahem – stellar cut would be the standout track from Florence's forthcoming debut album, Lungs, were the whole record not packed with potential hits.
She did a little mini version of Rabbit Heart at London's Camberwell College of Art - watching this makes me wonder how people can get up and perform in a setting like this, surrounded by a bunch of judgmental college students with unusual haircuts..



Here also is a preview of album cut Howl. I am not sure if this is the final version or not, but I assume the U2'ish guitar is a hint of this being a newer mix...


Florence and the Machine Howl:



Finally, a guy named Robert commented a few weeks back on this great fan-made Rabbit Heart video:

4 comments:

Brad said...

She's just this wonderful force of energy...I can't wait to hear it all unleashed!

smackcrumplebang said...

uuugh- mr muumuse is right her songs just roll and roll and then sort of EXPLODE with harps and shit. its amazing. Thanks for posting all this stuff!

xolondon said...

Hey Smack, you are right about Penate.

Adem With An E said...

This is probably the release I've most looked forward to all year so far I think. "Blinding" is incredible.