Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Coach and Four

Download: The Coach and Four—“Hello Destroyer” MP3
Download: The Coach and Four—“Tiger High ‘85” MP3
Download: The Coach and Four—“Girl Arms Redux” MP3

I bring you a real treat, a band called The Coach and Four. They are from Memphis, TN, and are part of Snowglobe’s wonderful Makeshift Music community. This mini-album is well-played indie rock with one foot in the “traditional songcraft” world and the other in regions more adventurous. Rather than mish-mash it all together, The Coach and Four prefers to go genre-hopping from song-to-song, taking the listener from Sonic Youth-y pop to Southern Rock workouts to beautiful slowed-down electronic stuff. And all of it is very, very catchy.

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