Thursday, November 20, 2008

Who Are Modern Mothers?

So, just who are Modern Mothers? Rising from the ashes of the Nineties; however with a decisively T. Rex vibe. That's who.

Crossing The Line - Modern Mothers

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Please Welcome Back Illinois

SVB has been fans of these guys for a couple years now and we're happy to say that one of Philly's finest bands Illinois have returned with the first in a series of EPs they are releasing over the next few months. It's a multimedia play with accompanying videos that stars charismatic front man Chris "Arch" Archibald. The first "single" from the EP kicks off with a sinewy groove Snoop Dogg would be proud of, then heads in to indie-synth Steely Dan territory. It gives you something to hang on. Nice.

Here's The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe Vol 1 EP

Here's the jam:
Hang On - Illinois

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cortez! Cortez!

Cortez! Cortez! are some pretty cool new local indie rocksters who list David Bowie, T. Rex, Black Flag, My Bloody Valentine, The Pretenders, The Beatles, Stones, Radiohead, Minor Threat & Miles Davis as some of their influences on their myspace. The band are a three piece and include songwriter and singer and man of many instruments Barney McKenna, Nick Bockrath and James Sauppe. So far, they've released a limited edition EP called 8 For Infinity and are currently working on some new material. They played their first show in July (yeah, this year) and they sound refreshingly and optimistically raw, poppy and manic. And that's the way I like it. Think early Undertones lost somewhere in the haze of a cool collection of Creation Records 45's.

Newspapers - Cortez! Cortez!
(via Popwreckening)