Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Del-Byzanteens - Lies to live by. (1982)

Super awesome NYC post-punk, featuring acclaimed film director Jim Jarmusch on vocals and keyboards no less. This is cream of the crop, new york elite in full effect. Their stuff is all out of print, thanks to Nachete from Commercial Zone for always being ahead of the curve. Their myspace has some stellar tracks as well.

If you're still skeptical check them out live, featuring John Lurie (Lounge Lizards, Down By Law) on sax.

"At that time everyone in New York had a band," Jarmusch recalls. "The idea was that you didn't have to be a virtuoso musician to have a band. The spirit was more important than having technical expertise, and that influenced a lot of filmmakers."

If I only had one life, let me live it as a lie.