Lali Puna - Faking the Books

I first heard of Lali Puna a few years ago when I started getting into Morr Music. For whatever reason I didn’t get into them despite that they sounded a lot like other musicians I like. Alliyah recommended Faking the Books and while ordering a crapload of books from Overstock for the new semester I dropped that CD in my shopping cart. 😉 Ah, Internet, source of impulse buying.

Since receiving the CD earlier this week I’ve listened to it a few times and I love it. Their music is electronic pop that isnt abstract but just different enough to be…well for me to feel like pointing it out. Many songs resemble the Notwist’s (one of the band members, Markus Acher, is from the Notwist) but with a female singer (Valerie Trebeljahr; ah how I love it when I enjoy a female singer’s voice).

They’ve got some media online so I won’t upload any MP3s. You can listen to all the songs at Morr Music (go to releases, the album is on the 4th page) and a few songs on Boomkat (has loads of song clips in a nice music player). I recommend the songs Faking the Books, Call 1-800 Fear, Micronomic, and Grin and Bear. Lali Puna’s website is cute and had some photos and a music video. I wish it weren’t flash, but at least the page works.

[In future entries you may hear me gripe about music sites that suck, as there are many. I say I hate flash but what I mean to say is that I hate flash when used in a situation that doesn’t require it, which is most of the time. I think flash works well for audio players, art portfolios, animations (no duh) and things like that but for text and anything people may want to easily refer to it’s a pain in the butt to have nothing to link to or to go to a page that automatically plays music [even if the music is good, sorry Lali Puna] when you don’t expect it to and so on, blah blah blah. Morr Music’s site is okay by me though, because it’s cute. Win me over with your cuteness!]