Release Date: Sep 22, 2008
Record label: Mercury
Genre(s): Rock, Electronic, Rap
This California quintet, none of whom is called Iglu or Hartly, persuaded their many female friends to display various body parts on this album's sleeve, while the band themselves show off their bare rumps. Safe to assume, then, that I & H are party boys who'd rather have another beer than get in touch with their feminine sides. So why don't they sound like the Blink 182-style mess you would expect? Their debut is crisp electro-rock with a big hook in every tune, and lyrics that present them as a bunch of civic-minded young fellows.
These LA rap-synth noiseniks caused a fuss at this year's SXSW in Austin. They then caused another fuss on the set of UK music show The Green Room by pissing in a chocolate fountain. Nice. Their debut falls between those two, ah, stools. On the one hand, it's riotously good fun; on the other, it's ….