Wednesday, November 05, 2008

We're gonna have a party

Following a list of his favorite bands by our old friend at Ryan's Smashing Life, Boston T Parties took it upon themselves to look into the band a bit.

Cassavettes Apply Texan Whitewash To Boston Blues
Cassavettes (5c on Ryan’s smashing list) remind me not a little of early Black Keys, with their gristle-coated garage rock, spiraling guitar solos, and gruff vocals, courtesy of frontman Glenn Yoder. Theirs are songs built for bars filled with enthusiastic head-boppers. The Boston quartet also have a knack for the sort of indie pop so common on the CW, topping straightforward, hooky melodies with semi-narrational, nostalgia-tinged tales of botched love. Most of it is quite appealing, especially when the boys weave in banjo plucking or jazzy piano (or both, as they do on “Research Blvd”). The characteristics requisite for longlasting success -musical ear, fervor, compatibility with one’s bandmates, are clearly present in the members of Cassavettes, so the unfinished, could-be-better feeling I get from some of their songs is far from discouraging. I’m excited to see what lies ahead for them.

Most of it is fairly positive, with a dash of CW thrown in to keep us on our toes. Either way, an opinion is an opinion and we appreciate the post!

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Anonymous scott said...

awesome picture they chose

06 November, 2008 08:21  
Anonymous glenn said...

it is. aj is really enjoying your rock poses.

06 November, 2008 08:59  

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