Flight of the Conchords is the name of a musical comedy duo from New Zealand. Actor-musicians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement play, under their own names, hapless singer-songwriters attempting to make it big in the eat-or-be-eaten music world. Built around spot-on style parodies that spoof a diverse array of artists and genres--everything from David Bowie, Belle & Sebastian, and the Pet Shop Boys to loverman R&B, cabaret, and Rat Pack pop--Flight of the Conchords was a popular BBC radio program before evolving into a cult TV show on HBO. The group released the EP DISTANT FUTURE on Sub Pop in 2007.
This acclaimed Kiwi novelty band follow the release of their six-track Grammy Award-winning CD EP "The Distant Future" with their full-length debut. Features fully fleshed-out and professionally recorded versions of the duo''s concerts and TV favorites. Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement''s trademark acoustic guitars lead the blitz, backed by a diverse array of instrumentation and production technique. If amazing, delightful, and hilarious is your idea of funny, then prepare for undisappointment. These fifteen songs pay homage to Pet Shop Boys, censorship, Marvin Gaye, sexism, Shabba Ranks, and backhanded compliments.
Flight Of The Conchords – Self-Titled
Flight of The Conchords release their self titled Sub Pop venture, filled with the tracks we’ve tasted on their hit HBO show Flight of The Conchords.
An incredibly funny and talented parody duo from the bowels of New Zealand, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie power through this hilarious record with a clever hand and a slickly humorous arsenal of one off lyrics. Destined for greatness in the comedy world, they have already tasted fame with their Grammy nomination for their debut EP “The Distant Future”.
Like most of the emerging talent, the duo approaches their escalating fame with an indie outlook. A little taken aback by their success, Clement has mentioned that he is shocked to be making a living filling a position that he isn’t even suited for. Not very sociable and not exactly the life of the party he feels that maybe “entertainer” was not his destiny. Either way he gets the job done and done well. This album is sure to please the passengers as they’re taken for the flight of their lives.
Favorite Songs: “Business Time”, “"The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)"
Danny LIT – Tower Pulse – 4/14/2008
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