I have no idea whether London's NOAH AND THE WHALE took their name from the Noah Baumbach film "The Squid and the Whale," but I kind of hope they did. Because I like that film (and I seem to be liking fewer and fewer films, as the years go by). More importantly, for our purposes here, I like the band -- which has a laid-back, literary vibe that evokes BELLE AND SEBASTIAN and MOJAVE 3. Their debut LP, PEACEFUL, THE WORLD LAYS ME DOWN, will be released next month.
(Oh, wait a minute... there's a story in that Bible-book-thing about a guy named Noah, isn't there? And another with some other guy and a whale. Jonah, Noah, Moby Dick, MOBY GRAPE, MOBY... who can keep these people straight...?)
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[MP3] [VID] "5 Years Time"
[MP3] "Give a Little Love"