Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Norman Cook, part 2: Brighton Port Authority (BPA)

I don't understand Norman's penchant for pseudonyms (a word I apparently can't spell), but I think it's charming. Perhaps he's avoiding contractual obligations to record labels, perhaps he's making his Wikipedia entry excessively confusing, as long as the end product is great music, I don't care.

And so far, it's been good music. Last year he released an album as BPA, and made song of the day with the Iggy Pop-sung track "He's Frank (Slight Return)." In the interest of spotlighting different music here's a fantastic track with Emmy the Great, "Seattle":


Ashley Beedle provides the vocals on "Should I Stay or Should I Blow":


More birthday fun soon...

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