Monday, September 25, 2006

Buen Chico

When I hear a song I would like to feature here on the blog/group page, the first visual that presents itself in my twisted brain as the track begins usually dictates what I have to say about it. In this case, I am on the front porch of an old Victorian house at a crowded party. As I pass out on my feet, falling forward on my face without catching myself, the "Oh... is he ok??" and my head bouncing off the floor as I fade are drowned out by this song and images of these three musicians on a single surf board or water ski line (with instruments). My unfortunate dream would, of course, need to include some semblance of the 1980's music video stylings of The Go-Go's, or at least The Bangles?? Today's featured track is actually a demo of a song the band loves to play live. The time changes evolve with every turn and kept me on the edge of my chair enough to listen repeatedly. If you'd have asked me a week ago if I would ever feature a song that moves into borderline surf punk territory, I would have laughed. I am not laughing now. This is really good. After listening a bit more, a touch of fIREHOSE (another Ohio connection) can be heard as well... hrmmm.

Buen Chico
is the indie rock trio of Morgan (guitar/vocals) Kirsty (bass/vocals) and Alan (drums) from Leeds, UK. Depending on which mode of transit you choose (and traffic), Leeds is around 3.5 to 4 hours north of London. It is almost the exact same size and also shares similar population numbers with Columbus, Ohio. The band started making music in 2003 and recently released the limited edition 7 inch debut single Giving Your Gifts through their new label Faith & Hope. There are 4 more songs to hear on the Buen Chico Myspace Page and plenty of information on the band's official website. All songs will jump out at you if this one appeals in any way. From what I read in the bio, the members of Buen Chico all live together in the same house and have also been featured on BBC 6music as well as Radio 1. This is a great way to start off the week don't you think??

MP3: La La La (I Can't Hear You)


Anonymous said...

Hi guys - thanks for all the kind words - makes it all worthwhile - seriously!

A new single is just being released via Faith & Hope. We had a series of gigs last week [London / Leeds / Preston] We are in the studio at the moment working on some album tracks [hopefully out late summer], then we've a few more gigs coming up - you can, of course, check all this out via MySpace . . . . .

Keep up the good work and thanks again

The Chicos

Anonymous said...

"Gold From Lead" came out to much critical acclaim in May. Played on R1 + R2 + 6Music.
Played a live set on Marc Riley's 'Brain Surgery'

Album finally completed with projected launch date now early October.

Loadsa gigs across the country running up to this [see MySpace]

Well it's Channel M in Manchester [home of our label, Faith & Hope]
But it will be fun and you can catch it - it's on 10th July.

Hope to meet you at a gig sometime

The Chicos