May 22 2010

Little Joy – “Don’t Watch Me Dancing”

Published by at 9:13 am under Folk,MP3's,Video

The LA band, Little Joy, has some really great songs that bring to mind one of my very favorite bands, The Velvet Underground. In particular, Binki Shapiro sings the lead vocals on the second to last track, “Don’t Watch Me Dancing,” and has a striking resemblance to Nico. It’s a beautiful song. And it only helps matters that they both have super weird names.

Rodrigo Amarante sings main vocals on most of the tracks, and reminds me quite a bit of another musician I like as well, Willy Mason.  Some songs that I enjoy in particular on the band’s 2008 self-titled debut include “Play The Part,””The Next Time Around,” and “Unattainable.”.  Seriously–I can’t get enough of Binki’s voice. Perfect for a Saturday.

S/T (2008):

(mp3) Little Joy – Don’t Watch Me Dancing

(mp3) Little Joy – The Next Time Around

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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Little Joy – “Don’t Watch Me Dancing””

  1. Archie Maxon 22 May 2010 at 11:16 am

    I love Play The Part! It’s such a relaxing song.

  2. Davidon 22 May 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Yeah, it’s great!

  3. Johnon 22 May 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve been loving Little Joy since this album came out and I am also a long-termVU fan….bizarre then that I never made this connectino before your post. I’d pigeon holed them as a retro-lofi band invoking sunny but dark 60s R/B with a strong tinge of Kingston, totally enjoyable to me. Hope they keep going…

  4. SUPERGOODMUSICon 22 May 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks for the track. We’re digging it!

  5. Denaeon 24 May 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Loving it. Completely agree. Perfect for a Saturday.

  6. DKon 25 May 2010 at 8:46 am

    thank you for this post and helping me discover Little Joy! <3

  7. Arhismanon 12 Jun 2010 at 6:56 am

    This band is capital stuff! Thanks a ton guys.

  8. commodore centipedeon 14 Aug 2010 at 6:17 am

    “I liked that one!”

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