Monday, January 23, 2006

Two New Bands Worth Hearing

I've seen a few posts around about the nine-piece band Young Republic. Is "republic" the new wolf? Most Serene Republic, Awesome New Republic, and now this? Well the YR is a lot better than the other two. Okay I can't realyl say because I've only heard one song by MSR. But Yung Republic is a lot catchier at first listen. Kind've sounds like new Pornographers if dan bejar sang a lot more and had a calmer voice.

Modern Plays
Girl from the Northern States
Befriend them.

Got an e-mail quite a while ago from a band called the Capstan Shafts. Have no idea what the name is, but they sent a link to download their EP Halaluah Moancoaxers! It's an interesting EP. Extraordinarily short songs, probably all under two minutes. It sounds like maybe a younger Mark E. Smith's first garage band with acoustic guitars and "doo doo doo doo's" Really fun upbeat stuff.

Personals Surfer
Download the EP here.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Yes! The Capstan Shafts are amazing!