New Noise :: Kupek :: The Way We Were (Demo)

Kupek is Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, one of my favorite comic series of all time. (It should be yours as well. Check it out.) O'Malley's music combines lo-fi indie rock and some heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics that occasionally break out of his usual theme of adolescent angst to delve into a good old-fashioned love song. Maybe that description makes it sound more emo than it is. The truth is that O'Malley is really adept at getting to the core of what it's like to be in love, lose love, experience unrequited love, etc. 'The Way We Were' is a great example of that with lines like 'My pain is extra complicated./It's not just some general malaise.' It's a demo he recorded this year, and I found over at fellow comic writer Warren Ellis's blog. The song is simple, to the point, and something that everyone has felt at one point in their life or another.

Kupek The Way We Were (Demo)

O'Malley also just released a collection of old Kupek recordings, demos, covers, and such. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that he offers his albums as free downloads on his website RadioMaru? The new oddities collection B is for Bupek: Miscellany by Kupek contains this little beauty of a cover. According to O' Malley, he recorded the Prince-scribed, made-famous-by-Sinead O'Conner song 'when I was feeling exactly like the song says, so there is no irony in my delivery of it.' He's not kidding either.

Kupek Nothing Compares 2 U

Sorry for the delay in updating. Life, work, and such has been quite busy as of late. We will strive to do better.

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