The Zoo

You should watch this video. It’s brilliant:

I’m going to the zoo today.

I took a scroll down my ipod. Here are some band names with animals/animal related things in their name:

Alessi’s Ark, Andrew Bird, The Antlers, Baby Walrus, Band of Horses, Bear Country, Bird and the Bee, Cat Power, Coyote Bones, Eagle•Seagull, El Perro Del Mar, Ghost Mice, Gregory and the Hawk, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Mountain Goats, Octopus Project, Panda Bear, Patrick Wolf, Peter and the Wolf, Ratatat, Sparrowhouse, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Woodpigeon, Zookeeper.

Here are some songs and albums that remind me of animals:

Bishop Allen- Grrr… = very animal centric. Alessi’s got The Dog and The Horse. Kimya Dawson’s We’re All Animals, and her daughter is called Panda, too. Wildbirds & Peacedrums’ latest is called The Snake. My favourite Andrew Bird song, Sweetbreads, is about dead animal parts, his other songs have some alive animals in too. Iron and Wine’s Flightless Bird, American Mouth has a bird in it.  of Montreal’s Ira’s Brief Life as a Spider is a narrative about a lost, mute, spider who dies. Ira discovers pudding (his favourite is the kind without raisins). I played it to my sister and she was like ‘what on earth is this???’. I love Kevin Barnes, genius man. Jeffrey Lewis’s Good Old Pig, Gone To Avalon is all about a pig. Mirah’s album Share This Place is all about bugs. Neko’s Tigers Are Noble at the end of The Tigers Have Spoken is a story about tigers that always makes me laugh.

I know there are dozens more but I’ve run out of time, I wouldn’t want to be late to the zoo because I was sitting at home making a list of animals, would I? No. If you have any other goodens let me know.


One Response to The Zoo

  1. Becca April 19, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    ha, i made a similar list of animal-themed bands in my silly myspace blog. Have you perchance seen this group?
    I’m even thinking of changing my solo project’s title, White Elephant Gift Exchange. While it currently has an animal in it, it is too long. But whatever new name I choose should also have an animal in it, I’ve decided.

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