Genre: indie rock, jangle pop,
Mar 12, 2009
This bass-heavy indie rock nugget comes
from Brooklyn's Browns, and boy is it a rough-around-the-edges slab
of inspired glory. Six tracks make for a
pretty small sample size with which to form an impression, but if
Family History is any indication, these guys know how to put a
mean song together. Opener "Forgotten Son"
throws jangly guitar chords and a lackadaisical vocal part over a
throbbing bassline, resulting in a damn fine Feelies knock-off that
builds into a soaring chorus. More Feelies-esque needling comes from
"For The Saints" and the Beat Happening-esque guitars and Malkmusian
vocals of excellent "Two of You". Sadly, "Salesman" and "Dreamers"
don't quite compare to the disc's better
moments. The men behind Browns have obviously heard
Crazy Rhythms a few times, but they
approach their songs with more of a punky energy. As a result,
History is an interesting blend of jangle-pop, garage-punk, and good
old fashioned indie rock.
[Vitals: 6 tracks, distributed by
released Feb 23, 2008]