Sunday, July 16, 2006

Cold War Kids

These guys from Whittier, CA are far and away better than any of the others listed below. They've recently come off tour with Tapes 'n Tapes. I wish i could have seen that lineup. Firstly, CWK have a swagger that can't be taught. Their single "Hang Me Up To Dry" begins with a funky bass line that goes throughout the entirety of the song. What really drives the song is the lead singer's voice. There is a music video of the song on their myspace page that looks like it was taped at a middle school during lunch or recess or something. The kids really get into it and displays the band as showmen and passionate about their tunes. The repeated guitar melody after the chorus doesn't really showoff what the lead guitarist is capable of but it is catchy and creative. Overall, these guys should be listened to, and would look out for a LP.