January 26, 2011

Breakfast In Fur: NY Band Channels Inner Wild Things

"I Don't Care" and "Shine"—songs by New Paltz, New York band Breakfast in Fur—make me want to hide my electric guitar and bury my punk records for fear of disturbing this innocent and wildly engaging acoustic wonderland. The songs on the band's EP— in turns adventurous, mischievous, and purposely disengaged from the adult world—recall Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are as much as the EP's album cover, an illustration which features a very Max-like child fitted in an animal onesie. The line between children's entertainment and psychedelia has always been shifty and hard to pin down.  On their EP, Breakfast In Fur prove there's no need to make the distinction. Whether covering the traditional bus song "High Hopes" or singing about flying saucers, what's important is delivery—and Breakfast in Fur have the goods.

Download the full EP for free here.

Breakfast In Fur - "Shine" 
Breakfast In Fur - "I Don't Care"

Where the Wild Things Are (Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Karen O and the Kids

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