THE BAND:Do not be fooled, young Test Pilots! All apologies to Metal Hearts singer Flora Wolpert-Checknoff (on the right), but that picture up there totally looks like 2 dudes. The sound even comes off like 2 dudes. We need to get some new promo shots, STAT! Anyways, Flora Wolpert-Checknoff and Anar Badalov were 2 Balitmore natives who met through "a sexy Greek friend" and while not liking each other initially, took that relationship into the recording studio - cross that - basement, and dropped a "mope-addled dose of bedroom rock" on yo' ass. "...all through blended waves of layered finger picking, sparse drum loops, stringed accompaniments and distinctive vocal melodies that weave in-and-out from the duo’s respective extremes." Wow - that is a mouthful.
THE SOUND: This track released by the wonder duo reminds me a lot of a slo-core Pinback. Downbeat melodies, slow tempo and minimal acoustics get this track grooving at just the right amount. I know I have seen more mp3's posted by this band lately as I think the their label is trying to start the word-of-mouth engine. Check out elbo.ws for the other tracks now floating about as well as their myspace page to prep yourself for their album, releasing February 21st.
mp3 - Socialize