I really like the band Weed Hounds, from Brooklyn. They’ve been around for about two years and I feel like they’re not getting the hype they deserve. I saw them open for my friend Nolan’s band D.O.C. in a loft not knowing what to expect. I thought they were great; a lot of catchy, shoegazey pop tunes, with amazing vocals. We were actually so enamored with Laura’s vocals that she sings on two songs on our new LP. Since I first saw them, we’ve played some shows together and actually have become great friends. Very cool people, very cool band with catchy dreamy songs that’ll stay in your head for days. Here are two links my two favorites:
Scattered Pearls: Kenneth Brown
January 20, 2011 by thepigeonpost
Scattered Pearls is a new series in which people are invited to write about bands they love that they feel haven’t quite garnered the attention that they deserve. In this installment, Kenneth Brown of New York band Byrds of Paradise gives us a run through of his two most exciting up and coming bands that are most deserving of stepping up another level.
TWO OF MY FAVORITE BANDS RIGHT NOW
Another band I think is really cool is from your side of the pond. I don’t know how they fair in the UK but Weird Dreams should be the biggest band in London because they’re phenomenal! The drummer Craig runs Sleep All Day Records which is how I found out about Weird Dreams, but the recordings are amazing. I’m sure everyone who reads this already knows that; after I heard “Hurts So Bad” six months ago, I bought myself a chorus pedal! Truly beautiful tunes, and the songs I heard from their split with Total Slacker are amazing too. “Summer Black” is on my daily rotation: I actually wrote some songs that emulate Doran’s style, maybe I’ll send them to him hah. I see they’re interviewed in some magazines and play some awesome shows, but I don’t think that they have enough hype! I hope one day we can play with them, that’s all I want!
Weird Dreams – Joan
Byrds of Paradise have recently put out their debut album, Teenage Symphonies. It got 3.5 out of 10 on The 405, but it’s a lot better than that, especially if you’re a fan of garage rock that doesn’t rely on a reverb pedal too much. The album is available for purchase now through Don Giovanni records.