Friday, June 23, 2006

MUSIC: Nathan Asher & The Infantry

Holy smokes, these guys are seriously good. Praise has been drawn from many other respected blogs (see here, here, and here) and much has been made of their winning the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. All totally deserved. I can see the comparisons commonly being drawn, a conglomeration of Bright Eyes and Hold Steady. But the great thing is that it comes off as original, not derivative. See for yourself:

::: Nathan Asher & The Infantry - Thursday Night / Friday Morning
::: Nathan Asher & The Infantry - Sex Without Love
::: Nathan Asher & The Infantry - Turn Up The Faders

You can buy the album for 12 bucks (or $19.20 for two) at CD Baby here. You can visit their myspace page to listen to a couple other tracks as well.

[Side Note: One of my alltime favorite songs is on an album called "Ride The Fader" by Chavez, which I blogged about here. Coincidence?]

[Second Side Note: Wasn't "Hootie & The Blowfish" from North Carolina as well? Actually, it's South Carolina, so says their wikipedia page.]

[Another shot in the polaroid series by KirkT seen above.]