I think we may need to define weird a little bit. While I love Split Lip and Mountain Sprout and Buckethead and P Funk, I don't find any of them to be that weird, musically. They're amazing and awesome, but they aren't really WEIRD.
Fiery Furnaces are weird.
To me, weird is stuff that I can hardly listen to at times because it's so offputting and strange, but it has some ineffable appeal that pulls me back again and again.
Dirty Projectors and Fiery Furnaces are awesome at that. They can write completely engaging pop songs and hooks that suck you in, then they intentionally **** them all up and push you away only to settle into some other engaging pop hook that brings you back in.
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken