Thursday, December 29, 2016

1955 - "How'd You Come Here" video

I'm back going through e-mails, and the first track I want to share is "How'd You Come Here" by 1955. 1955 are an indie rock/pop band from San Francisco. The singer's voice reminds me of Lou Reed (and that's not a comparison I make lightly!). Other comparisons that sprung to mind: The Killers, Okkervil River, and The Shins.

The vocals, the arrangement, and nice touches like handclaps make this a catchy song. You can listen to more on Youtube or their SoundCloud page.

1955 on SoundCloud
1955 on Facebook

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks played PAX in Boston, MA on Saturday night to support their new album President Snakes.

The Doubleclicks are two sisters who play a cello, guitar, and a cat keyboard (yes, really), with a focus on humor and geek culture. See "Nothing to Prove":

Their songs also include a folk ballad about five snakes running for President ("Four of them are working if one takes a break"), the plight of a female superhero, and of course, social anxiety and cats: