Thursday, November 09, 2006

MUSIC: Volunteer Pioneer

For fans of the Byrnes-ian revival in vocal styles, let me introduce you to Bay Area band Volunteer Pioneer. The popularity of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Wolf Parade / Sunset Rubdown has introduced a whole new crop of rock fans to a unique sound. What sets Volunteer Pioneer apart is that this three-piece outfit employs a harp and still manages to capture a nice urgency. So it's a pretty urgency.

::: Volunteer Pioneer - Fear of Cholera [highly rec'd]
::: Volunteer Pioneer - Separate Planes
::: Volunteer Pioneer - Adventure Capital
::: Volunteer Pioneer - Tiny Violent Town

I know for a fact that their full-length debut is coming out sometime soon, so keep an eye on this brilliant new band.

[Volunteer Pioneer on myspace.]
[Free concert tickets to be had on the current macktronic contest.]
[Buy music from Insound.]
[Find/Listen/Download music at The Hype Machine.]
[Photo credit goes to synchronizeswimmers.]