Monday, October 24, 2011

Strange Boys

Live Music

Rough Trade

The title implies a live recording, but it actually is a studio project. And what an excellent, fun record this is. Imagine if the Velvet Underground, at the time they made Loaded, were a blues band. And what if Pavement had played the blues on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain? And were more mellow than either of those bands. That’s the Strange Boys musically.

As for lyrics, they are wry humored along the lines of “ah yes, that’s life.” This is good-time music for a small gathering of friends, as it’s a little too laid back to be played at a big party. The Strange Boys put a smile on my face with their easy going, rolling blues, and gentle lyrics. I hope they do the same for you. [

Andrea Weiss


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