sábado, 28 de marzo de 2015

Unlikely Friends: Solid Gold Cowboys (2015)

Unlikely Friends is somewhat a misnomer, as it is a group of actual friends from the Seattle indiepop scene. Dave Krain from Boat and Charles Bert from Math & Physics Club decided that they had too many song ideas laying around and wanted an outlet for them outside of their primary bands. I was recruited on drums, and Unlikely Friends was born! "Off the cuff" is a term thrown around a lot when talking about the band, as we tend to do things quickly and simply. Case in point: this record was written and recorded within a few months of forming - and before the band had even played live! This album is all about fun and full of instant hits; if you're looking for a musical point of reference, Boat isn't too far off (though definitely not MAPC!), but Guided By Voices might be a little more apt. In the time it took me to write this paragraph, another song has probably been written...