291. The Burning Hell

An exciting recent find, I found this band in the wee hours of the morning during an overnighter working on the dissertation.  I was listening to an archived October 2 interview with xkcd cartoonist Randall Munroe carried out last fall at Skeptically Speaking by Desiree Schnell.  At the end of the file with their interview, The Burning Hell’s glorious deadpan send up of all things irrationalistic “Everything You Believe Is A Lie” came on and I must have replayed it about 5 times in a row before finally just searching out their music on Lala and deciding to buy their entire 2008 Happy Birthday album, on which both of the gems below can be found.

Essentially, to sum up what they do, in a sentence, from their stuff plays like a lost Magnetic Fields album.

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