Once upon a time, I had a radio show that only played bands currently performing in the district. That show is super dead, so we’ve resurrected it (with way more words and far less radio) in the form of this column. Everyday I’ll review a song from a band playing in D.C. that night. The rules are, 1. I can only listen to the song once and 2. I only have until the end of the song to finish my review.
THE EERIES – COOL KID
I like eerie stuff. Let’s see how spooky this can get. Wait a second… This just sounds like regular pop punk. There is nothing eerie about this. I feel lied to. I want my money back. Do you really wish you were a cool kid? I don’t. I want the opposite of that. Someone in the YouTube comments are comparing them to Smashing Pumpkins. I guess this guys does sound as whiny as Billy Corgan does.
TWO GALLANTS – WE ARE UNDONE
Okay. Everything sounds fine so far. The drums sound very foreboding. I’m not super crazy about the lead singers voice, but it’s not terrible. This is just fine. At some points he sounds like an old lady.I don’t know if I would listen to it again anytime soon, but I definitely don’t hate it. Also, this lyric video is kind of great. It’s just a guy dancing on the beach. He’s really got some moves.
OH LAND – RENAISSANCE GIRLS
Wow. There is a lot going on here. I can imagine this show will be great if you’re feeling very dancy. It’s a very dancy song. I like it. I would totally listen to this again. It’s incredibly fast paced, but still light and fun. Even if the subject matter isn’t necessarily? I don’t know. I do know I really like the lead singers pink overalls. I mean, they’re terrible, but in the best kind of way.