Thursday, September 06, 2007
Why Did I Wait?
O.K., I'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes, but I had a long drive over the holiday weekend and luckily, I slipped Brooklyn-based Locksley's Don't Make Me Wait from my "needs a listen" pile into my CD wallet for the trip.
Wow! Imagine the Strokes if they had suddenly been infected with a Merseybeat bug! Locksley's music has a crunchy alterno-buzz on the outside with a sticky-sweet pop inside that is a blast to listen to and totally infectuous. The title track is the main attraction here, and according to the group's bio it has been pretty hard to miss if you regularly watch the tube as it has already been featured in Payless and Starz Movie Channel ads since the album's release at the beginning of the year. Nonetheless, the song that had me hitting the "repeat" button over and over was the second track Let Me Know. Nothing else to say but this is classic powerpop that reminds me of the Rubinoos in their best moments.
Here's a neat clip of the group performing Let Me Know on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in March. You can pick up a copy of this cool disc at all the better music emporiums on the web such as Not Lame.