Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tomorrow: Theophilus London @ Grog Shop

I can't explain it, but I held a little grudge against Theophilus London - for some reason… I once saw the album cover, which didn't do much for me, then I just started seeing his name everywhere.  It became just an easy name to overlook (he was already getting a ton of press - he didn't need any more).  But once I see someone is coming to town, they get a closer look - and boy I'm glad I did with Theophilus.  I didn't realize how fun and original his sound is. As allmusic.com describes him: "genre-bending approach draws from a range of styles, from soul-pop and new wave to electro and contemporary R&B. Citing influences that include Michael Jackson and Prince as well as Kraftwerk and the Smiths"  Whoa.  Grog Shop here I come.

Theophilus London

And if you need some help with his name...

1 comment:

  1. Looks like he and Diamond Rings shared the space & effects for their videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cAqwco49m4
    I mean, except for the peacock stuff