HOMETOWN: Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Aaron O/ Courtesy of Big Hassle
HOW I HEARD ABOUT THEM: The Backseat Blogger beat me into submission by constantly playing their self-released demo album Q&A on repeat for the whole month of April.
LATEST RELEASE: Their first “official” release will be coming out on Scratchie/New Line on September 25, 2007.
SONG LISTENED TO: Um…all of them.
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: The most amazing power pop band I’ve heard this year. Think Ok Go meets The Shins…yet they don’t really sound like either of those bands. It’s sophisticated, un-annoyingly hip, unpretentious pop music. They are playing a show at Mercury Lounge tonight (8/18).
1 to 5 RATING: 5
OTHER BLOGS THAT HAVE TALKED ABOUT THEM: Inflight at Night, See You in the Pit
LISTEN TO MORE: “The Ritz” on the Myspace