Flight Of The Conchords Win Grammy
The band formerly known as "New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo", more commonly known as Flight Of The Conchords, have just won New Zealand's first Grammy in two years with their 2007 hit, "The Distant Future".
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie won the Best Comedy Album for their EP, which features songs including "Business Time", "If You're Into It", "I'm Not Crying", "The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room", "Banter" and "Robots". The album was produced by Mickey Petralia, who has also worked with Beck and the Midnite Vultures.
The duo are riding a wave of popularity following the cult success of their self-named TV Series, Flight Of The Conchords, which shows the dubious adventures of two kiwi folk singers trying to hit the American bigtime.
But, for the guys who professedly invented hip hop music "at a barbeque at Steve's place" in 1991, it seems the Grammy might be the least of their achievements.
Flight Of The Conchords is due to release a full-length album on 22 April this year with the label Sub Pop. The self-titled album is described as "15 songs [that] pay homage to Pet Shop Boys, censorship, Marvin Gaye, sexism, Shabba Ranks, and backhanded compliments."