Thursday, August 17, 2006

Band of the Week: Say Hi To Your Mom

You know, this Brooklyn-based indie rock act's recent album Impeccable Blahs is really kind of amazing. After listening to it once or twice, I started remarking to friends that the whispery little track Blah Blah Blah was the "feel-good indie rock hit of the summer," but soon realized that there are actually four songs on it that could vie for that title.

From the Love & Rockets-ish Sad, But Endearingly So to the super poppy Sweet Sweetheart Killer, the album is full of catchy, immediately likeable tracks. In fact, the only cds I've heard in the last year with as many noteworthy songs on them are Wolf Parade's Apologies to the Queen Mary and Tapes 'n Tapes' The Loon.

The band's myspace page is missing some of the album's strongest tracks. You can still hear the quite good These Fangs and Angels and Darlas there, but to get the best ones you'll have to pick up the album. Which you should.

Oh, and fair warning? Most of the songs are about vampires. I don't know why. It's silly, but somehow oddly charming in practice...


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