CAYUCAS. If Little Joy and Beck (Odelay) had a baby.
Just stumbled across this band yesterday. I imediately thought of Beck as the Dad in this relationship. The Little Joy connection is for the frequent reverb and island feel that this album brings. Looking forward to giving these guys a few more listens, as there are some very catchy, single worthy songs on it.
THE STAVES. If First Aid Kit and Laura Marling had a baby.
Three sisters. Born to sing together. Similar to First Aid Kit and other sibling groups, they almost make it look/sound effortless. I was sold after listening to the first 30 seconds of ‘Dead & Born & Grown’. These girls are going to be doing some big things in 2013 and I for one am excited to try and catch them out live when they stop in Nashville, in a few weeks.
MOON TAXI. If Kings of Leon and Umphrey’s McGee had a baby.
This wasn’t the first time I’d heard of Moon Taxi, BUT it was the first time I gave their latest album, “Cabaret” a listen. I was actually surprised how much they DID NOT sound like a jam band. I unfairly put them in that box and it appears they have diversified a bit since I last listened. In any case, I foresee these guys being a killer finale headliner to the ENU Winter Festival. Speaking of finales, this is the last installment of the ENU Winter headliner series. Hope you have enjoyed checking out these bands as much as I did………….NOW GO TO EAST NASHVILLE UNDERGROUND THIS WEEKEND!!!
COLORFEELS. If Efterklang and Anathallo had a baby.
The Colorfeels debut full length album, “Syzygy”, is really something special. I took to the bands advice and listened to it in ts entirety. I gotta say, it is an extremely well written album. From start to finish, there really is no “filler”. I can’t wait to see some of it performed live at ENU. They will be the second headliner during the day show on Saturday, February 16 at the Winter East Nashville Underground! Doors at 1pm. Next week will conclude the ENU Winter Headliner series be sure to stop back by on Monday and Thursday!
K.S. RHOADS. If Grandaddy and Guster had a baby with looping tendencies.
From what I have listened to so far, K.S. Rhoads has a pretty broad sound depending on who he is performing with at the time. Whether it be just him performing solo with a loop pedal or performing with the Nashville Symphony, his songwriting stands out. While his vocals immediately reminded me of Grandaddy, the instrumentation also brings Guster to mind. Truly worth checking out. He will be the first headliner during the day show on Saturday, February 16 at the Winter East Nashville Underground! Doors at 1pm. Every Monday and Thursday, for the next three weeks, I will be posting a new Venn Review featuring each of the ENU headliners.
MACHINES ARE PEOPLE TOO. If M83 and Cold War Kids had a baby.
Alright y’all! Here is the first headliner of the first night of the Winter East Nashville Underground! Every Monday and Thursday, for the next three weeks, I will be posting a new Venn Review featuring each of the ENU headliners. Machines Are People Too perform on Friday February 15th. Doors at 9pm. Looking forward to checking these guys out!