Forged under the inspiration of post-punk and angular melodies, The Burning
Hotels cut through modern rock with driving sounds and propulsive rhythms.
The band made their recording debut with a self-released EP titled Eighty
Five Mirrors, licensed by Razor & Tie. This EP won the Fort Worth Weekly's
Album of the Year and 3 of the Top 10 Songs of the Decade. In April of 2010,
The Burning Hotels released their debut full-length LP, Novels.
Son Cats are a psychedelic garage-pop band hailing from Connecticut. Their
two EPs, Sun Set on Dead Star Boulevard and White Sunglasses are available
from For Arbors / For Satellites and MMMM Records. The Cats invoke these
kinds of sounds: Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers watching Kurosawa's
Seven Samurai, The Vaselines watching Dock Ellis try to bean every member of
the 1974 Cincinnati Reds, CCR making a soundtrack for a Clint Eastwood movie
written by Arthur C. Clarke. They love big cats and big art.
The Lesser Knowns open this one, but are really living up to their name
since they are barely listed anywhere, and so I almost missed that they were
on the bill. Just listened - pretty straight forward garage-based indie
rock. The three tunes on their Myspace are a mixed-bag. I was digging on
their tune Life of the Party. A little bit Fall-ish. If they have more of
that going on, then Lesser Knowns might be betraying their name in the near