Laneous & The Family Yah
I don't really know how to start this post... I could first address the odd name of the band? Perhaps we should discuss James Lane's fluorescent pink hairdo? Or maybe it'd be easier to go on a tangent about the many new and interesting genres emerging from this great mixing pool of our generation (Are 'Mutant Soul', 'Croon Punk' and 'Witch-Hop' real genres?).
Laneous and The Family Yah are yet another Australian band that my friend Andrew from Santa Cruz has introduced me to, leading me to believe that perhaps he is more Aussie than I am. This Brisbane-born 4 piece (I don't feel entirely comfortable saying they are a 4 piece as they seem to be one of those bands who's lineup is fluid and perpetually changing) have put out 9 releases over the years, spanning a host of genres, leading them to kind of... make up their own genre.
The best attempt that I've found to describe their sound and general approach to music-making is "Alternatively cheerful, smooth and demented", but I think this is one of those cases where words will do no justice. You are just going to have to listen for yourself.
Their latest song "My Care To You" is a strange journey through funk and soul, which momentarily touches on aggressive synth, all the while accompanied by various worldly-sounding instruments, sounds and chants. See what happens when I attempt to put it in to words?
Also, you should probably get involved with this song "Oh She" from their 2011 EP Scissors.