Thursday, April 20, 2006

Band of the Week: Voxtrot

You’d think that after having already written that Voxtrot "continues to prove that they're willing to work harder for your satisfaction -- both musically and lyrically -- than nearly every other pop band out there today" and that "lead singer Ramesh Srivastava’s voice is as clear and full as a frigging church bell, and sounds just as strong live as recorded," I’d probably be hard pressed to continue to find nice things to say about them.

But, you’d be wrong... because while the Austin band only has two EPs worth of material to their credit so far, they’ve packed those cds with more likeable material than most acts put into their full albums. And it’s such upbeat, smile-and-dance-inducing pop music that I keep coming back to it again and again.

Recently, they’ve been touring the country in support of their second EP with the likes of local indy pop darling Irving. When the band hits LA next at the end of May, they and LA’s finest The Silversun Pickups will be playing before Elefant at The Wiltern, marking an instance where the openers are stronger than the headlining act.

Voxtrot will appear at The Wiltern on Friday, May 26 with The Silversun Pickups and Elefant. The Wiltern is located at 3790 Wilshire Boulevard, tickets are $20, and doors open at eight.


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