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Gobble Gobble creates happy-to-be-alive electro

April 18, 2011
California's (via Edmonton) Gobble Gobble is the eccentric bedroom pop project of Cecil Frena (on stage, he has a full band). And when I say pop, I mean POP. One of the Double G's poppiest of pop songs is called, "Wrinklecarver." Instantly likeable and instantly "sticky," this song can easily be a #1 summertime radio hit (if it was, you know, dumbed down a little... too many wonderfully weird synth things going on in the background for FM).

Actually, I can almost hear "Wrinklecarver" as a big-time boy band song. White suits, bowl cuts, and spin moves would go great with this. That is, if this song was... you know... lamer.

But to give you a sense just how pop this is, imagine Gobble Gobble sounding something like, uh, the All-American Rejects (I know, I know, but stick with me here) meets Wolf Parade meets meets some 8-bit action (Fang Island/Anamanaguchi). Does that make any sense?

Listen through the distortions and lo-fi-ness and squiggly synth squeals, and I think you'll hear what I'm hearing. And what are we both hearing together? Great goddamn pop (Cecil himself calls it "flu-pop," which kind of rules). By the way, I've been lucky enough to hear their (as yet) unreleased full-length album "Bodysongs" and it's INSANELY good. I can't wait for it to be huge.

Expect craziness at this show too. There's all sorts of wacky props and lights and dancing (whole lot of that) and overall hijinx going on. In other words, Gobble Gobble's shows are an epically fun PARTY.

Gobble Gobble play Glasslands, on Wednesday, April 27th.


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