Friday, April 20, 2007

The Maccabees


Tim pretty much nailed it in his Maximo Park review, so I won’t bore you with the whole post-punk rhetoric. Just know that The Maccabees fall squarely into the same category. They sound almost identical to The Futureheads, even sporting similar harmonies. Now whatever you do, don’t fall into hype that surrounds the band. They’re not the “Best Band In Britian,” like certain people would like you to believe, but when you want something fun, upbeat, and not too heavy, “Latchmere” will do the trick. Repetitive eight-note down strokes, thin wiry guitars, rolling drums, thick accents—they’re all there. If you listen closely after the intro, you can actually hear a harmonica play for all of five seconds. While nothing is particularly mind blowing about the band’s debut album Colour It In, there’s something to be said about the their knack for catchy melodies and memorable hooks. Consider it mix-tape fodder for all those cool indie kids.

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