Saturday, September 02, 2006

album review: Evangelicals - So Gone

Evangelicals - So Gone

Tired of music that sounds like marketing scientists pieced it together in a lab in front of a focus group? This album sounds like its makers bought a case of cheap beer, set up some recording equipment, and let 'er rip.

Chock full of pretensionless and fun pop-rock songs, these Norman, OK swingers play with the abandon and earnestness that has been missing from recent releases by their homies The Flaming Lips recently.

Straight through, this album is a little trippy, a little groovy, and a whole lot of fun.

I'm told they are pretty compelling live, and now that I see that they are playing out this month with Serena Maneesh (who are insanely great live), I guess I've got no choice but to check them out.

09/02/06 Birmingham AL - Bottle Tree Cafe
09/07/06 Washington DC - Warehouse Next Door
09/08/06 New York NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ Serena Maneesh
09/09/06 Wellesley MA - Wellesley College w/ Serena Maneesh
09/10/06 Boston MA - The Middle East w/ Serena Maneesh
09/12/06 Montreal QC - Main Hall w/ Serena Maneesh
09/13/06 Toronto ON - Lee’s Palace w/ Serena Maneesh
09/14/06 Detroit MI - Magic Stick w/ Serena Maneesh
09/15/06 Chicago IL - Logan Square w/ Serena Maneesh
09/16/06 Minneapolis MN - 7th St. Entry w/ Serena Maneesh
09/22/06 Pomona CA - Glass House w/ Serena Maneesh
09/27/06 Lawrence KS - Bottleneck w/ Serena Maneesh
09/30/06 Houston TX - Proletariat w/ Serena Maneesh
10/01/06 New Orleans LA - Republic w/ Serena Maneesh
10/02/06 Atlanta GA - Drunken Unicorn w/ Serena Maneesh
10/03/06 Carboro NC - Cat's Cradle w/ Serena Maneesh
10/04/06 Falls Chruch VA - State Theatre w/ Serena Maneesh

Evangelicals - "Here Comes Trouble" mp3
Evangelicals - "Another Day (And Yoor Still Knocked Out)" mp3

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