I’ll be honest in saying that a lot of whether I look into a band or not is based around their name. It’s a shit system, but if you’ve got a bad taste in band names, then you’ve probably got bad songs. I am sorry, I can’t stop how I think. Anyway, This Many Boyfriends clear the first hurdle with ease, as do all bands that name themselves after a Beat Happening song. Anyway, names don’t really matter when you’ve got songs as good as these have.
They claim to only have a few tracks properly recorded, which is fair enough. Anyway the ones that they’ve got up on their myspace are ace. They claim, in bold, that they are NOT twee, but it’s easy to understand why the assumption might be made. In personal favourite ‘That’s what diaries are for’ they mix early Los Campesinos! pace and content with the riffs and delivery of Johnny Foreigner, complete with amazing boy/girl interchanges. It’s a classic in waiting, a beautiful critique of everything that’s wrong with pretty much every scene ever made. Honestly, it’s truly superb. Try it below:
This Many Boyfriends – That’s what diaries are for (fileden)
This Many Boyfriends – It’s Lethal! (part 1) (fileden)