Ska Online: Bedouin Soundclash

I’m not sure everyone’s opinion on Bedouin Soundclash; I’m a little conflicted, myself. The first time I heard them, I was very turned off by their clean, radio-friendly sound. I gave their brand new record, Street Gospels, a shot and ended up liking a couple of tracks, which lead me back to Sounding a Mosaic, their penultimate album. While the vocals still remind me of the whiney boy hipsters that are popular in the current indie scene, the songs and rhythms come from a very rootsy place. I gotta say, they’re winning me over more and more.

Here’s an online live concert by AOL Music Canada Link (not a direct link, choose Bedouin Soundclash from the list of bands. A GoogleVid search Link Some of my favorites:

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Bedouin Soundclash Official Links: Website MySpace Wiki page Amazon List

4 Comments

  1. Gabe Says:

    Whiney Boy Hipsters??
    C’ mon man?!!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Their previous album had a good song or two and I thought the same thing. Maybe not “whiney boy hipsters” but close.

    The new album is solid from start to finish and is a much more mature sound.

  3. jasper9 Says:

    i saw them open for ben harper a year or so ago.. i hated them at first but it totally grew on me throughout the show. bought both albums off itunes and really enjoy the newer one.

  4. JJ Loy Says:

    jasper9-

    agreed. I hated them when I first tried them out- over the last year they have really become one of my faves.



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