It’s only the first of March and I can already tell that 2009 is going to be an amazing year in music. Let’s do a quick list. Top releases by artist this year so far: Animal Collective, Beirut, Camera Obscura, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Pree, and Venice Is Sinking (MySpace). And I know I’m missing quite a bit here already. The last on the list is slated to give us their sophomore release, AZAR, (reviewed by Fense here) on March 31.
Last week the group released a video of “Ryan’s Song”, embedded below courtesy Stereogum and I just couldn’t pass up the chance to once again relay just the greatness of AZAR. And yet again, they deliver with this video; easily one of the more interesting and entertaining of 2009 thus far. My favorite part is the end. Watch it. I think you’ll see why.