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April 29, 2008 7:06 PM   Subscribe

Bemoaning the state of music today? Might you try a little bit of NaNuchKa, a Brooklyn-Based, Isreali-born rock trio well outside of the fray. Start things out light with Red, before moving on to some experimentalism with Oh Yeah, Says Who. And if you really want an emotional punch, try Mediterranean, "a song about Isreal." Enjoy!
posted by Navelgazer (24 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Israel? Isreal isn't real.
posted by lumensimus at 7:12 PM on April 29, 2008


Not feelin it.
posted by cashman at 7:14 PM on April 29, 2008


Band Spam from Israel? Not kosher, dude.
posted by jonmc at 7:16 PM on April 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


I enjoyed them. They're keeping it rael.
posted by Falconetti at 7:18 PM on April 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty happy with the state of music today. But this is over-produced and soulless.
posted by drjimmy11 at 7:20 PM on April 29, 2008


And Israeeeeel, so rael, so rael, so rael, so rael, so rael,
Can you dig it?
Woo! Woo!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:35 PM on April 29, 2008


I sense an incoming political reference in 5-4-3-2...
posted by Slothrup at 8:03 PM on April 29, 2008


Yula is a friend of mine. Very strange to see a post about Nanuchka on Metafilter.

It's cliche, but: see them live, if you can.
posted by milquetoast at 8:19 PM on April 29, 2008


Yula is a friend of mine.

And YOU didn't make this FPP? Huh! Some friend you are!

Is joke, is joke.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:55 PM on April 29, 2008


I tried your emotional punch. It tastes of cheese.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 9:04 PM on April 29, 2008


I spiked it.
posted by aqhong at 9:13 PM on April 29, 2008


Hmm, what does the name mean? Any relation to DeVotchKa?
posted by aqhong at 9:17 PM on April 29, 2008


How about Israeli rock from Israel?

Boom Pam klezmer surf fun.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:09 PM on April 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I sense an incoming political reference in 5-4-3-2...

FUCK ISRAELI APARTHEID!!!!!

is that good enough? should it have been a well-reasoned political reference? is all caps rock and roll enough? why isn't NaNuchKa playing at Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn?
posted by fuq at 11:10 PM on April 29, 2008


I get the impression that 50 percent of all those born in Israel move to New York or to California...I can understand the hardship of living in the Middle East and so assume that is a partial reason for leaving the country, and for show biz, the arts, etc the Big Apple is a magnet, but at a time when Israel is trying to get American Jews to move to Israel, it is almost as though there is an exchange program in operation.
posted by Postroad at 1:22 AM on April 30, 2008


I can't imagine anyone who really loves music bemoaning the state of music today.
posted by farmdoggie at 10:51 AM on April 30, 2008


*Goes back to bemoaning.*
posted by Pollomacho at 11:01 AM on April 30, 2008


I'm also friends with yula, seeing this post really surprised me. They are very fun live.
posted by rubberkey at 11:21 AM on April 30, 2008


Holy crap. This is strange. Add me to the "Hey I know Yula people."

Yes, their music is political, but the band is amazing, I really hope more attention gets paid to that. If I wasn't so busy I'd try digging out more samples.
posted by Brainy at 11:34 AM on April 30, 2008


Also, I don't think I'd ever heard Yula called "soulless" before. The girl has lots of soul. And NaNuchKa is the name of a bar in Israel that the band likes, I believe.
posted by Brainy at 11:36 AM on April 30, 2008


I'm a) not bemoaning the current state of music today and b) adding this to the list of reasons why.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:08 PM on April 30, 2008


Okay, no politics, no nothing, I care about none of it. Never heard of this band. Saw and listened to the samples -- love 'em. NaNuchKa is good. Of course, there are a lot of other good bands out there too. I like the Jeremy Fishers
posted by Faze at 8:35 PM on April 30, 2008


Yeah, there are some other good bands out there, no doubt about it. I'm digging the new Portishead album right now, matter of fact.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:21 PM on April 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


I like this, either because or in spite of the fact that it reminds me of Gogol Bordello.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:22 AM on May 1, 2008


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