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Weird but Awesome

I saw these guys in the middle of the desert and it was one of the greatest shows i have ever seen. Party time is seriously stuck in my head all the time. This is not your generick played out rock band this duo freaking rocks.

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Ville Nash aka "the Mattoid" is a good friend of mine and an amazing human being. You should buy this record and imagine yourself in a sweltering club on the lower east side of NYC circa 1996 hearing a crazy Finlander play these tunes on an acoustic guitar. Your mind will be blown! My favorite track is Pyramids, which highlights his individual style of guitar playing and also his exploration of the theme of death, which is of course central to all poetry. Juri Gagarin - simply wonderful - again, his signature guitar style shines through. Perhaps we'll get there someday. Funeral Party! Get ready for yours! It's coming sooner than you think.


Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Ville Kiviniemi is the Mattoid, a bald, poncho-wearing enigma from Finland who moved to Nashville to take over the scene with his unique blend of lounge-flavored Velvet Underground rock & roll, Scandinavian throat singing, and signature rhythmic guitar technique known simply as "sango." He formed the Poppy Fields Band in 2001 with an Israeli chanteuse of the same name, eventually splitting in 2003 to strike out on his own. The result was Hello, a 12-track collection of grooves, ballads, and outright...
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