Terrible band name aside (sorry dudes! If we saw a real Dragon Turtle we'd probably be pretty psyched though), Dragon Turtle's "Island of Broken Glass" works because even as it's going balls to the wall and throwing all sorts of guitar lines everywhere, those hand drums keep everything centered and in control. It's a full-on downer jam, but with studied restraint. While making this video, the duo decided they'd burn the organs they used to record their album, Almanac, signifying a fresh start and also signifying that making a big fire is really fun.
November 17, 2009