|Warning, Danger, Alert your loved ones!
||[May. 5th, 2009|04:00 pm]
21st century digital girl
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Okay, I knew James Iha was in a new band. Maybe with the drummer from Cheap Trick, even... but I hadn't heard that Taylor Hanson was involved somehow. Forgive me if this is old news, because I just heard about it again in the form of a banner ad. What the hell? This band sounds like throwing a pineapple, a porcupine, and some peppermints in a blender and calling it tasty because everything is "similar." Who gave them the money to do this? What were they thinking? Certainly nothing musical...
But let's not jump to any pop-prejudiced conclusions, let's look at the website:
"James, Adam and Taylor started kicking around the idea of writing and recording some songs that would set Taylor's unmistakable voice against some loud guitars. They also talked about fusing the sounds of power-pop, rock and New Wave of the late 70's and early 80's, which they all loved, with the more modern rock and pop sounds of their own groups." ... "The result is a stripped-down, high-energy record that combines the strengths and identifiable styles of all four members, and yet doesn't really sound like anything else any of the four has done elsewhere. And with three of the four band members contributing songs, there is a real band vibe in the diversity of the material. They have shot videos for two songs on the album already, with plans to do more in the coming weeks."
So they aren't a real band, they're a machine built to spew out everything your radio could possibly play that's not "ethnic." I just listened to thier single on myspace and it's full of woah-ohs and girls. It's like watching high fructose corn syrup ads in place of a TV show. This stuff will rot your insides, and possibly give you mercury poisoning. Please be careful. You don't need it and you won't miss it.