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Flight of the Conchords

New Zealand duo from HBO series releases new CD

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You may have seen their HBO series or clips of their performances on YouTube, but the first full-length album from Flight of the Conchords is now available.  Although we’ve been singing “Business Time” since their six-song EP, The Distant Future, was released last August, their new self-titled album includes 15 expanded versions of FOTC’s finest comedic songs. 

In case you haven’t heard about Flight of the Conchords, they are the New Zealand duo, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, who have created a unique style of comic folk music. This description, however, does not do justice to the hilarity of their lyrics or the surprisingly skilled musicianship of their songs. 

FOTC’s songs transfer quite well from the episodes on their show to solely audio versions. The tracks that really shine on Flight of the Conchords are the ’60s-style “Foux du Fafa,” which relays a conversation of simple French sayings and nonsense phrases, and the rap parody “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros.”

The band is booked to perform at Sub Pop’s 20th Anniversary Festival that takes place at Marymoor Park July 12 and 13. They will also perform May 26 during Sasquatch Music Festival at The Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA.

Caitlin Boersma is the Co-Alternative Music Director for KUPS 90.1FM The Sound

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