Monday, February 15, 2010

Angular Surfing

Today's Song of the Week, 'Let's Go Surfing,' with its insistent guitar riff and intermittent whistling, manages to be spare but captivating, drony but bouncy, overlaying a Smiths/Cure-influenced vocals of Jonathan Pierce over a twangy if drony 'surf' guitar- and drum-work of his bandmates. This NY-transplanted foursome has the local music scene abuzz with their EP and is working on a hotly-awaited debut album..

Just the song titles on their EP - 'Don't Be A Jerk, Johnny' and 'I Felt Stupid,' give you an inkling of their sensibility..

The 'Let's Go Surfing' video is a spare as the song - literally shots of night jogging - and stretching - on the beaches of Brooklyn...

More black & white athletics and infectious, spare hooks characterize the band's other single and video, 'I Felt Stupid'...

Here they shake it live at The Annex with 'Don't Be A Jerk, Johnny...'

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