Published April 8, 2005
“Nasty Boy”, the single from Trabant’s new album, has been making the rounds of local clubs for almost a year, a catchy; lo-fi techno-pop tune, it suggested Trabant would be selling well in the club scene 2005. And Trabant have put forward some of the best concerts in Reykjavik for the last two years.
Here’s the news: Grapevine got an advance copy of the whole album, and… it’s much better than we dared hope for. Trabant have captured the energy of their live shows, but, much better, they’ve reinvented the groove that early recordings and shows only hinted at. While vocalist Ragnar is pumped up and charming as ever, the rhythm section shines on this record—coming off like the perfect marriage of the Roots and P-Funk.
Barring a rap tag-team face off with Bobby Fischer, Sæmi Rokk and the Beastie Boys, this will be the release of the summer.
Worth six beers. Costs four beers. Winner.