John Maus used to play keyboards with Ariel Pink circa 1999-2002, I believe they influenced each other quite a bit.
Kind of a goofy song, but Mr. Tembo by Damon Albarn is about as happy as you can get! Just think of that baby elephant…
edit: ignore comment!! I misunderstood the thread
Kaputt was released in January 2011
10 A.M. Automatic!
Although I wouldn’t go so far as to say it sounded “amateur.” Just that it sounded like the roots of a band bursting with creativity.
Agreed. I think Adore is vastly underrated, and Pisces Iscariot is almost on par with Siamese Dream for me. I was always amazed at how many songs were left off the main albums that could actually comprise an entirely new album which was almost as good as the A-sides.