Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Poppy Brothers

My gosh, I think I could listen to the first 19 seconds of "One" forever.  Luckily, with each spin I get to hear it for just over three minutes.  I'm not sure if it's the right word, but it's just so damn funky! While I'm here singing high praises for "One", it's certainly not the only highlight on the first EP from the Poppy Brothers, Debut. The remaining two songs are also worth listens for sure. Continuing on, Poppy Brothers is certainly a suitable name; to start off, the duo of James and Matthew are indeed brothers, but they're also poppy. What do I mean by this? I mean it in the same way that Electric Guest is poppy, there exists a wonderful pop sensibility but is not quite overpowering to the point where it escapes the "indie" tag. Just have a listen to "Too Far Gone", the latter four and a half minutes of which explodes into a rock guitar rhythm with wailing vocals, very radio-like.  We're bordering on mainstream here!  Of course, I don't mean this negatively, or else I wouldn't be writing this post. Anyway, I've posted my favorite "One" below, but that doesn't mean you can't hit up the ol' Bandcamp to listen to the remaining EP or snag a free download.

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