Friday, April 9, 2010

Harlem

Add Date: April 6

Artist: Harlem

Album: Hippies

Label: Matador

Genre: Rock

Comments: This Austin-via-Tucson band makes its debut on Matador (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Pavement, Yo La Tengo). From the record label: "Harlem = dual vocalists Coomers and Curtis, who switch between guitar and drums, and 'gentlemen bass player from Mexico City' Jose Boyer. Harlem have already generated a mountain of attention stateside, both with their fantastic live shows and their recorded output...

"Harlem first came to people's attention with their self-issued 2008 album, Free Drugs. Pitchfork's Roque Strew hailed it 'a marvel of cartoonishly masculine, crudely analog brevity', [while] Gorilla Vs. Bear considered it to be 'super infectious, instantly endearing.' ... Harlem now make their Matador debut with Hippies, a 16-track garage pop meisterwerk that reveals the triumvirate to still be in fine fettle."

Check out "Friendly Ghost," "Tila and I," "Spray Paint" and "Faces."

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