Thursday, April 23, 2009

Apostle of Hustle

Broken Social Scene might as well start it's own colony. Between the band, it's rotating cast of members and its spawn (ie, side projects) we're talking enough people to milk the cows, make the bread AND till the land. And we're talking enough talent to make you sick. Yeah, it might be inbred, but it's also awesome. Case and point: Apostle Of Hustle.

Andrew Whiteman is the man behind the Hustle (heh) and he's painted his new collection, curiously titled National Anthem Of Nowhere, as "a serial poem about some struggles people go through." The verbiage all sounds super vague to me. The title track, "National Anthem Of Nowhere", does not. With it's reflecting atmospherics and casual mega-phonic antics, this is a song that knows exactly who it is and what it's doing. And I am in love with the melody.

National Anthem Of Nowhere is out now on the indelible and impeccable Arts and Crafts label. Here's to hoping Apostle of Hustle make it stateside soon.

Apostle of Hustle - National Anthem of Nowhere

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