Thursday, June 26

Monkey Swallows the Universe - "Jimmy Down the Well"

Matthew from Song, By Toad turned me on to Monkey Swallows the Universe some time ago, and this week I can't get them out of the rotation. "Jimmy Down the Well" in particular has demanded repeated plays. It's melodic and memorable, much like the rest of the album, but has a certain something that I can't resist. Although the lyrical content isn't exactly chipper the song is sure to get your foot tapping.

Monkey Swallows the Universe - Jimmy Down the Well

"Jimmy Down the Well" appears on their 2006 release, The Bright Carvings. I don't believe the album has been released in the United States, but it is available via Rough Trade UK.


Blogger Campfires and Battlefields said...

Ahoy Rich! Monkey Swallows are top notch, eh? Sheffield Shanty is another great tune. I think they're broken up now, though. Figures.

7:30 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Looks they went on indefinite hiatus back in December. Sigh.

2:30 AM

Anonymous toby said...

They did call it quits, but singer Nat Johnson is still at it. Here solo stuff is just as good as MSTU (not surprising since she wrote the songs in MSTU). Check here myspace for the evidence.

11:52 AM

Blogger theleila said...

how typical for me - the second i rediscover the group they are no more. i think i did something on them for paste's coca-cola/euro podcast a year or so ago. lovely stuff.

12:06 PM


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