Monday, August 13, 2007

Angel and the Love Mongers

Download: Angel and the Love Mongers -- "The Humanist Queen"

This bunch of ex-bankers and ex-lawyers and Knoxvillian gadabouts have put together a fist-pumping new wave record, The Humanist Queen, that recalls the Smiths and Morrissey's output, Modern English, and, occasionally, in the best possible way, Duran Duran. Lead singer Angel has a powerful voice, one that recalls Jeff Buckley's more soaring arrangements, and the band just motors through the song, always going for it. I really feel like that is a band that has captured a kick-ass live show and transferred it to record. Look for it on Rock Snob Records.

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