Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Jumbling Towers

Digital For Fish is not lazy. We research every band/song we mention. We pride ourselves on the facts and sticking to them. We even have a motto: "Musica digredi
numquam", ie. "Never deviate from the music".
........................................................... Sorry, I always take a moment to recover from the profoundness of that statement.

As I was saying, our dilligent research and steadfast dedication to hard work is why I'm going to use a quote for this post. Thanks Wikipedia. It seems that Pitchfork writers have been submitting to Wiki too, so I have included links to definitions of words used in some of the more 'colourful' descriptions the writer used.
Jumbling Towers are an indie rock act from St. Louis, Missouri. Members include Joe DeBoer on guitar and Rhodes piano, Kyle McConaghy on guitar and organ/synthesizer, Nate Drexler on bass, and Scott Ingram on drums. They are best known for their lively and witty performances ultimately leaving enthusiastic audiences yearning for more of the groups' veritable sound. Another highlight is the Jumbling Towers lyrics. Frontman and lead guitar, Joe DeBoer, is known as a witty raconteur and for his near-fulminating vocal style. Jumbling Towers have been likened to artists such as The Pixies, Half Japanese, and Televison.
Apparently Americans call Jenga "Jumbling Towers". This must be due to the post-80's decadence minimalist movement, which is sweeping the nation. The next version of the game will be called "Falling Blocks". So practical. This has nothing to do with anything.

While there is a lot of truth in that quote above, it is sheize. This band is better than crap comparisons and appealing to the wit. We never try and act witty nor make comparisons. So, here, listen to a band that is cool in a Indie-rock, Spencer Krug kind of way. In all seriousness I actually do like this band.

Jumbling Towers - He's A Cop Now [MP3]
Jumbling Towers - Cowards [MP3]
Jumbling Towers - Beggars [MP3]

MySpace: Here
WebSite: Here


Jumbling Towers went on a tour with Eagle*Seagull fairly recently, so I thought I'd give you a taste of them too.

Bouncy piano, stereo vocals, jangly guitar and just the right kind of drums. Listen for the screams near the end. Or is it a recorder?

Not Death Metal.

Eagle*Seagull - Your Beauty Is A Knife I Turn On My Throat [MP3]

MySpace: Here
WebSite: Here


Blogger _ said...

damn eagle*seagull are rad!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the wiki article mentioned above was not written by pitchfork reveiwers choking on the indie/mainstream success of their website's continual fame; leaving them too busy gasping for air to give any newly released album a worthy review. The wiki post was, in fact, created by two of Jumbling Towers best friends/fans who have known the guys since gradeschool. Myself, and my buddy, just thought it would be informative to fans and others for one of our favorite bands to be stamped into the vast encyclopedia wiki-verse (thats wiki+universe in case you guys didn't catch that).
The mentioned "crap comparisons and apealing to wit" reinforces my already sinking suspicion that you guys are true masters of the arts. The reason behind a broad and easy sum up of Jumbling Towers is because wiki in an online encyclopedia. Birthed prodigies, such as yourselves, are not the only readers of that article. For example, Britanica (another type of encycloppedia) might have a basic description of WWII. A student seeking more information about the relevance of military propaganda in corolation to the amount of clerygymen enlisting in combat for the allies in his/her phd disertation paper would not look to an encyclopedia for this research. Which is why the wiki article is simple and watered down with well talented known bands, and adjectives, for comparison to the Towers. We wanted EVERYONE to be able to have some sort of handle on what Jumbling Towers has to offer musically.
And for some reason you fellas poked fun at the name of the band. We have Jenga here in the states and the name has nothing to do with this supposed "80's minimalist trend". Huh? I don't think this american fad had anything to do with naming of the band. It is just a less quality version of Jenga we offer in the good 'ole US of A. It is humorous to us. Nothing more or less. I bet you guys just wanted people to know how observant you are by mentioning this new and improved 80's culture grabbing hold of hipster americans while not acctually having lived here. Go Europe! Right on!
Feel free to email me as well for any further clarification you chaps will need mariontognoni@yahoo.com. Thanks.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Digital Disko said...


12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eagle*seagull rock... have you guys heard 'photograph'? that's my fav track...

p.s: to mr. anonymous


we're not from europe

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes! That was unnecessarily harsh. Eagle*Seagull are pretty good (sound a lot like Arcade Fire, though). However, I'm pretty keen on the Jumbling Towers.

6:02 PM  
Blogger French Lessons said...

french lessons is not lazy, french lessons will post soon. french lessons is also too stupidly oblivious to understand what all this is about...

8:33 PM  
Blogger Digital Disko said...

Yes, Eagle*Seagull is good. Yeah, Ian 'Photograph' is another, but obviously my second to 'Your Beauty is a long title'.

My only crit, cos I'm full of it, is 'Beauty' should end like 'Photograph'. Repeating the chorus 9 times is for J-Lo.

Apropos, everything is cool. Marion/Eddie is actually quite resonable.

10:45 AM  

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