The experimental British duo Psapp (pronounced sap) features guitarist/producer Carim Clasmann and vocalist/keyboardist/violinist Galia Durant.
Together, they create a charming, indie pop-influenced mix of sultry vocals and quirky electronic beats. Tiger, My Friend marked Psapp's album debut for Leaf in 2004. Two years later, Psapp jumped ship to the Domino label (home to Franz Ferdinand
, the Arctic Monkeys
, and Clearlake
) for the release of their second album. The Only Thing I Ever Wanted arrived in June 2006, highlighting a more focused design to Psapp's friendly, creative energy, and stateside dates with Juana Molina
and José Gonzalez
coincided with its release that summer. Psapp's popularity also received a boost from the land of prime-time television, which the band had first entered in 2005 (when their song "Cosy in the Rocket" was picked as the theme song for the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy). As Psapp's music continued to attract new listeners, the duo returned to the recording studio to helm their third album, The Camel's Back, which was released in England in late 2008 and early 2009 in the U.S.. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi