I live with a lot of kids. I’m not sure I can press that issue enough here. At any given point in time, there are at least three kids in the house, plus the ones that live here. At one point, we had 19 people show up at the house with absolutely zero planning. They just missed us.
So, naturally, it’s very important that I do things around the house that the kids can be involved in. I leave copies of Axe Cop out for my brothers to read, I watch The Muppet Show near daily (you can’t even mad, Muppets are awesome). Recently, however, I came across a band that absolutely astounded me. Music especially is rare for me to find things I can listen to with the kids around. I tend to have to stick with soundtracks from Humble Bundles, or Fiona Apple or something along the lines. Not anymore. Dalies and Mentlegen, I present to you, Steam Powered Giraffe.
Impressive. I know. The acting is fantastic, and the make up astonishing. The complex movements are fantastic and never cease to make me and the kids smile, and the fact that they are excellent musicians with very impressive vocal ranges only adds to the fun.
Steam Powered Giraffe is David ‘The Spine’ Bennett(shiny face) and his identical twin, Christopher ‘Bunny’ Bennett(exhaust vent face). With them is Jon ‘The Jon’ Sprague(curly hair)*. ‘Their Humans’ are Michael Reed and Sam Luke on the instruments, with Steve Negrette on sound.
Steam Powered Giraffe is a band the likes of which I’ve never seen. They are brilliantly funny, each with unique personalities and voices. Their acting is without equal, and their songwriting unmatched. I highly recommend it.
SPG is partnered with Patronism to bring a surreal ‘behind-the scenes’ experience, including something that very much excites me. I only recently subscribed and have been looking at videos and downloading songs to my hearts content. Steam Powered Giraffe is a band about the music, and that has earned my respect more so than anything.
Lastly, Steam Powered Giraffe delivers a VAST variety of songs. From the satisfyingly groovy JuJu Magic to the brilliantly western Automatonic Electronic Harmonics. They have not a single song that fails to bring a smile to my face.
*It took me a while to learn who was who. I have shortened this time for you. No thanks necessary.