Tuesday, August 30, 2005

summer is over

Against my bad-taste nature of posting Katrina and the Waves or When the Levee Breaks, I am instead going the happy route that stands in direct opposition to the deluge of rain that is hitting the midwest now that the hurricane has moved inland.

Elkland is a recent act out of middle-of-nowhere New York state, not city, made up of four pretty boys. And while it has become the norm to namecheck the 80s these days, Elkland are unapologetic and pure to the sound of the synthpop - fully embracing the sounds of New Order, the Smiths, Erasure, the Cure, etc. But they also are not just another grouping of retro-rehash, their songs dig in deep and demand repeat plays. At 45 minutes in length, its the perfect length for just that, and I have found a number of their songs stuck in my head for the past few days.

Check out their myspace account for a few more awesome tunes and be on the lookout for their upcoming fall tour where they will be hitting much smaller locations than their tour where they opened for Erasure this past spring.

Elkland - Apart
Elkland - It's Not Your Fault

2 Comments:

At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i met these guys when they came to san diego. they all appear to be no older than 16, and yes, they are all very pretty.

this will be me in my next life.....

 
At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Lachlan Andrews said...

These boys are 2005's The Ocean Blue. And no, that's not a compliment.

 

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