Thou Shalt Always. . .

Scroobius PipDan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius PipDan Le Sac

As we anxiously await Joe’s final installments of his glorious year-end review, I figured I’d throw a quick recommendation into the ring. 

Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip is the proper name of the act.  They both hail from the United Kingdom.  Dan Le Sac drips the beat.  Scroobius Pip drops the flow.  They immediately call to mind an English version of LCD Soundsystem.  Their intended lead single, “Thou Shalt Always Kill” is laced with a playful video-game track while Pip sounds off on those who mark out to current trends within pop culture.  It picks up where James Murphy left off on “Losing My Edge.”

A Letter From God to Man” begins with a Radiohead sample taken from the lead track off The Bends album which is quickly interrupted by Scroobius Pip’s announcement that the song is exactly as the title explains.  His cadence is choppy at first while the keyboard riff builds over the sample. 

These guys might draw comparisions to The Streets in the States because of Pip’s English accent and similar tone to that of Mike Skinner.   However, after listening to a few songs, I can only hope thou shalt not judge a book by it’s cover…

RIYL :: LCD Soundsystem, Beck, UK Hip Hop, or if your name is Steve Austin.

Please support them if you’re down.  They expect to release a single on Lex Records in April.

Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip :: Myspace
Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip :: Lex Records
Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip :: Thou Shalt Always Kill (live XFM Studio)
Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip :: A Letter From God to Man


5 Responses to “Thou Shalt Always. . .”

  1. 1 Dave
    February 10, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    Very solid writing and wonderful comparison to LCD and Skinner. Any post who calls out Austin is gold to me! Briton’s accents in songs sometimes ruin it for me. Great beats though!

  2. 2 lesac
    February 20, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    POW! much appreciated…..

  3. March 12, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Castle….just a drunk….

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