NAME: The Ettes
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA via NYC
HOW I HEARD ABOUT THEM: Their bassist, Jem, wrote me an email.
LATEST RELEASE: Shake the Dust [BUY]
SONG LISTENED TO: “Dead and Gone” [LISTEN]
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: Good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll with a sexy swinging 60s girl band style. If Quentin Tarantino got a listen to their stuff, he’d be begging them to let him use a track for his next movie. They’re on infamous Detroit-heavy music label (and former home of the White Stripes), Sympathy for the Record Industry, if that gives you a sense of what they’re like. They don’t list them under influences, but they do kinda sound like a female-fronted version of the Kinks. They recorded the album at Toe Rag Studios–the same place Jack and Meg did Elephant.
1 to 5 RATING: 4
OTHER BLOGS THAT HAVE TALKED ABOUT THEM: I Rock Cleveland, KEXP Blog, 5 Acts
LISTEN TO MORE: “Reputation” (via the KEXP Blog) [MP3] on the Myspace
The Ettes play Maxwell’s on March 7th and Mercury Lounge with Holly Golightly on March 8th.