Just last night I had an e-mail in my inbox from Papermade Music about one of their bands named RARE GROOVES. Rare Grooves are a brand new band, and they’re just now putting the finishing touches on their debut 7″ to be released by Papermade. Rare Grooves formed out of the ashes of a previous band called the Window Babies, and now they’re ready to share their new music with the world. The band is made up of three members (Danny, Tabor and Chris) and they had heavyweight-bassist Mike Watt play bass guitar on record.
As for the music, Rare Grooves certainly have their own sound. They play these calypso-sounding island jams that could probably be best described as a groove, and that works perfectly considering the name of their band. Most of the time it sounds like finger picking on the twangy guitars, and the lead singers anthemic, chant-like vocals give the songs a punkish feel. Not to mention it makes the songs great to sing along to. During the B-side “No Garden” they break it all down with a gritty sounding lead guitar, but no matter what I hear I’m still having a hard time figuring out what to call this stuff. You can check out the B-side “No Garden” right here, and then you can head on over to their Myspace where you can hear the title track “Cause for Concern”. Please listen and enjoy! If you like this stuff, head on over to Papermade Music, because the 7″ only cost $5 – what a nice deal!
No Garden –
My Rating: 8/10
Genre/ Tags: Post-Punk, Experimental
Cause for Concern 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Cause for Concern
2.) No Garden