Tuesday 4 May 2010
Nothing wrong with being the black sheep
Ive had to frantically surf the blogosphere the past few days, as the glut of new music/news/gigs/albums that sits on my desk threatens to envelop my house, and my life. Not necessarily a bad thing, mind - and the fact that I no longer have a phone has allowed for uninterrupted immersion, and definitely to give all and sundry the undivided attention it deserves.
Suckers isnt necessarily a 'new' band - they have been championed by the likes of Pitchfork, and were Stereogum's 'band to watch' back this time last year - but they are about to make an impact with the release of their debut album, Wild Smile, on June 8 via Frenchkiss, home of the likes of The Hold Steady, Cut Off Your Hands, Freelance Whales and Ex Models. They have borne references to the likes of Yeasayer, but I think that is pretty disparaging - especially as I think Yeasayer are grossly overrated. Be that as it may, I really enjoyed their EP of last year, and if 'Black Sheep' is anything to go by (and apparently it is - many comments on this track is that its far from the best on the album), Suckers is something you should not miss out on. The track reminds me hugely of Wolf Parade at their skewed best, with more danceable accessibility, hence their support slots for MGMT last year.
And lastly - the boys did a mega rad of death cover of Raveonette's anti-rape song 'Boys Who Rape (Deserve To Be Destroyed)', which firmly entrenches Suckers as poll position holders for band to watch this year.
Suckers - Black Sheep
Suckers - Boys Who Rape (Deserve To Be Destroyed)