Capturing the coveted "Best Band–Worst Band Name" award (taking over from reigning champs Neutral Milk Hotel), Paris (France)'s Diving With Andy offer up a nice slab o' melancholy for the sad bastard in all of us.
Their self-titled debut album is tough to come by (I had to go to Japan for it, and the liner notes are all in Japanese, dammit!) but well worth checking out, especially for those of you who were fans of Portishead's first album; there's a similar groovy, draggy nighttime vibe to it. There are a couple of splashes of real genius on the record, too, particularly on the debut single "Andrew," which is a top-notch slice of black-clad drama. You can hear four songs on their Myspace page, and here's another:
•Diving With Andy: Andrew (via RapidShare)
•Diving With Andy: The Waltz (via RapidShare)
Diving With Andy home myspace