Friday, February 09, 2007
ARTIST UPDATE: Last November we featured a band [read the review + download] that had more people messaging both Michelle and myself than any other feature in any given week of doing this blog. Afterwards, I set that same song as my own personal MySpace page music and the queries continued. Now (or just) when things began to settle a bit, I received a message from one of the band members that there is new soon-to-be released music available. Christmas in February? Today's featured song is one of several lo-fi rock tracks I had the chance to listen to from the band's upcoming March-April 2007 EP to be titled Night Choreography. In many cases, I get antsy at the thought of a sophomore, or even junior release from most any new musician, but this time the listening experience was more than impressive. A true standout once again from The Muggabears.
In case you missed our last visit, The Muggabears are a Brooklyn, New York (by way of Norman, Oklahoma) trio consisting of members Travis Johnson (guitar/vocals), Emily Ambruso (bass) and Kevin Murphy (drums). For a more songs from the upcoming EP Night Choreography check out the Muggabears MySpace page and add as a friend while there.. Another well spent couple of moments can be taken advantage of at the Muggabears website where you will find more detailed info on the band. The sound here doesn't stray far at all from the band's original plan and that is a good thing. What starts out as a heavily Sonic Youth influenced song, suddenly breaks at around the 1:22 mark into what I would consider the true Muggabears sound. The noisy ending is just an added bonus. Just wait until you hear the rest of this thing. Great stuff.
Oh! Almost forgot... here's a YouTube video of the band playing last month at the Mercury Lounge in NYC - the song is called Now I've Got a Sword. Enjoy!
MP3: The Goth Tarts
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