Song of the day: Scantharies – "I’ve Got The Green Light And I’m Ready To Go"

December 6, 2012

Way, way back in September (i.e., waaaaay back) I played you a groovy little instrumental pop number by British band/person The Scantharies (it’s actually one man, Andy Dragazis).

Well, The Scantharies has just released its/his self-titled debut album. The track I played you waaay back in September is on the album, and so is the track I’m playing you today.

Before we get to the track, I feel the need to warn you let you know that the entire album is instrumental. So if you’re allergic to songs without singing in them, please look away now.

But for anyone else, welcome aboard the “Who needs singers anyway” train as we dig the hip ‘n’ happenin’ sounds of The Scantharies:

The ScanthariesI’ve Got The Green Light And I’m Ready To Go (2012)

The Scantharies – I’ve Got The Green Light And I’m Ready To Go by memphisindustries

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Song of the day: The Scantharies – "The Start"

September 28, 2012

And there I was, thinking the art of instrumental pop was dead.

I received an email from Memphis Industries (I’m on their mailing list because one of their artists is my favourite active* band of the 21st century, Field Music).

The email mentioned a band called The Scantharies (no, I have no idea what “scantharies” means either) and a track from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The track is called “The Start”, and I like it a lot.

So I’m going to pester you with it.

The ScanthariesThe Start (2012)

The Scantharies describes that song as “alternative greek instrumental”. Fair enough. I guess that’s as good a description as any. I’d call it “groovy instrumental pop”.

By the way, that’s a free download.

The Scantharies at Memphis Industries

(*My favourite inactive band of the 21st century is Sugarbomb. They made two albums and then split up. Grrr.)