Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Burning HOTELS

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


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