Wednesday, July 20, 2005

song of the day: nine black alps' "cosmopolitan"

Tuesday, after leaving the day job, I drank a margarita in the daylight with some friendly music business types, caught part of Jon Randall's set at The Living Room, then walked a few blocks to see Nine Black Alps play at Mercury Lounge.

An impressive crowd - seemingly half English ex-pats or folks over on "holiday" - for an 8 o'clock start. And while I hardly ever think this way, I honestly don't see how these guys aren't going to be big (like dollars and cents big) one day soon - edgy, guitar-based melodies with strains of Nirvana (sometimes too much - see "Not Everyone"), Oasis, The Strokes and The Walkmen.
You heard it here first.

Their new, aphoristically titled EP is well worth the price of admission.

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