Well I’m partly behind the curve and partly ahead of it today. While I did miss out on the feeding frenzy in the blog world over Flotation Toy Warning a couple of weeks ago. I did not miss out on an exclusive offer to buy their disc early from Misra. The ever cordial Phil at Misra has hooked Songs:Illinois up with a special preorder page and a special deal ($12 postpaid).
If you like Radar Brothers (I do) and The Flaming Lips ( I did) and Mercury Rev (I didn’t, then I did and now I’m not so sure) then you will flip for Britain’s Flotation Toy Warning and their debut full length Bluffers Guide To The Flight Deck. If this were some rave in Rolling Stone you might be a little suspicious (did the major label “pay” for the review) or if you heard this on Clear Channel you might think some consultant greased the way. But the proof is in the pudding on mp3 blogs so listen below and then get the disc, it’s epic headphone fodder. Here’s their song “Happy” and Fire Engine On “Fire Pt. 1″ and then there’s one more mp3 on the Misra site. Buy this August release now exclusively on this and other select mp3 blogs. Here’s the extra special link to buy.
Visit their UK label Pointy Records for the import only EP The Special Tape