Monday, February 12, 2007


When looking for up-and-coming bands that interpret the early 1990s shoegaze/post punk sound, it is very important to take a few moments to get a feel for the band beyond any type of "hit song" or recommended listening from most music blogger "resources". I get numerous MySpace friend requests and emails from math rock (is that still a genre?) bands and it makes me sick. I know it sounds like some random old guy spewing bitterness but if you were actually there for the original scene it will (or would) make perfect sense. Today's featured artists are an extremely good representation of what needed to evolve from those tumultuous (in my case homeless) times and probably sound better than plenty, if not most of the original crop... just to be honest. What starts with a delicate vocal introduction soon becomes a solid sparkling guitar delivery at around the 1:10 mark. From there it is a dreamy back and forth that highlights the original turn of events. If you are looking for music that has the past in mind while looking forward, this might be the perfect place to start. It gets high recommendations from The Milk which is beginning to mean something I think? I'm not sure what, but people are starting to talk and stuff. Back on topic.

are a Baltimore, Maryland indie rock quartet consisting of Anna Conner (vocals/guitar), Casey Harvey (guitar/vocals), Matt Davis (percussion/chimes n' things) and Rachel Tracy (bass/shakers?) The brand new CD titled Sun Come Undone is set for a release date of March 13 through Bird Note Records. If you would like to hear more of the newly recorded material, check the Thrushes MySpace page. For further inspection and band merchandise you should also visit the Thrushes website. There will be a record release party which you readers/listeners, if in the area, are required to attend March 10th at local music venue Ottobar. The common folks here in Ohio and the UK would love a full report (pictures also!) You can place a safe bet this will not be the last time you see this band featured here. More to come.

MP3: Aidan Quinn

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