Sunday, February 26, 2006
CD of the Day, 2/26/06: Archer Avenue-We Watched The Headlights; We Watched The Stars
Archer Avenue is a band from San Antonio that produces a style of alt-country inflected power pop that we've heard from fellow Texans like Rhett Miller and the Deathray Davies. Perhaps the reviewer who compared them to a mix of the Old 97's and the Gin Blossoms had it down best.
Their brand new release is We Watched the Headlights; We Watched the Stars (dig that semicolon in the title). Things get off to a raucous start with the rocking "Cops Don't Care"; "Radio" is cut from the same cloth; "Breakdown on N. St. Mary's" is where the alt-country influence is most profound, and they dial it down a notch on the fine "Cars and Airplanes".
If you go to this page, you can stream the full album (for a limited time, they say, so hurry up and get over there). It's not available via eMusic (yet), but Left of the Dial (nice nod to the Replacements), an EP of theirs that contains three tracks from the album along with three others, is on eMu here. Best place to buy the full-length, if not directly from the band, is at CD Baby.
Posted by Steve at 6:03 PM