Saturday, March 25, 2006

New at Not Lame, 3/24/06: Part 2

Best of the rest:

The Humbugs-Twist The Truth. The Humbugs are an interesting band; fronted by husband and wife team of Adam & Kristin Marshall, they trade off lead vocals on a track-by-track basis. Kristin sounds a lot like a cross between Aimee Mann & Chrissie Hynde, and her songs tend to be the more adventurous of the two ("Done" almost sounds like an ABC song). Adam's tracks are more conventional power pop, sounding a bit like a Neil Finn/Michael Carpenter cross, and his "King of the Absurd" is my favorite track on the disc. "Done" and "One More Zero" (an Adam track) are streaming at their myspace page, while the remainder can be sampled at cd baby. Good stuff.

David and the Citizens-EP
This one falls into the indie pop category, with Decemberists and New Pornographers comparisons being thrown around. Check em out for yourself with these mp3s:

Big Chill
Let's Not Fall Apart

This EP is actually the US release of six tracks from their previous works, in anticipation of an upcoming full-length release.

The Holy Ghost-Welcome to Ignore Us
More indie pop. This one's available on eMusic, so sample it there, or at cd baby. Plus, you can also stream the track that's raved about in the reviews quoted in Not Lame, "Commercial" at their myspace page.

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