Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Lessons with TaughtMe

It’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised, and that's exactly how I was introduced to TaughtMe. A friend invited me to catch the Salt Lake City trio, in a special one off performance from their recent tour, at a home in the Hollywood Hills. However, rather than being greeted by the usual party band performing cover songs on par with Kidz Bop, I was introduced to the soundscapes of TaughtMe. Sounds that thump and crunch under vocals that haunt as much as they soar.

On their recent album, Arms As Traps, TaughtMe blends genres by merging the electronic with the acoustic, resulting in an eclectic brew that is as familiar as it is distant. Think of Sigur Ros’ “Glosoli” getting Americanized, with acoustic guitar and a solid bass line. Think of Bjork backing a folk outfit, which includes all of her bells and whistles. Somewhere amid that mess is TaughtMe, and they are hoping for your approval.

[mp3] TaughtMe – Where I’m At
[mp3] TaughtMe – Twig

Check out a few more tracks on TaughtMe's Myspace.
You can order Arms As Traps here.

Check out the video for "Where I'm At." Enjoy.


Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

What a great sound! Both songs are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They really are beautiful. That same essence comes across live too.

8:45 PM  

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