Monday, January 29, 2007

The Besties: "Rod 'N' Reel"

Marisa is hiding!

Since The Besties' last release, Singer (which I loved), they've done away with the "Shit Kicker" (their nicknamed drum machine), in exchange for living and breathing drummer Frank Korn and it seems to have been a fantastic decision. The songs on their brand new 7" single on Hugpatch Records sound much more full and exciting than most of what we heard on Singer. See what you think. I'm saying this is one of my favorite songs of 2007 so far.

[MP3]: The Besties :: Rod 'N' Reel (Highly Highly Recommended!!!)
You'll notice right away that this is a new Besties. You hear those drumsticks? Those are new! Real drums are new! Where Singer relied heavily on keyboards, "Rod 'N' Reel" looks more to the drums and guitar to drive the melody into your head. The girls' harmonies aren't really anything new, but oh man, Marisa and Kelly sound so great here. Don't you just love how they sing "Alamanda Avenue" ?!?! Oh yeah, Good song!

Pick up the "Rod 'N' Reel" 7" single from Hugpatch for $5
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Also: Please give my pals Brown Recluse Sings your attention:

Philly Car Share, which is a wonderful non-profit organization that has successfully decreased the number of cars in our city by providing a sort of rental service to those that drive occasionally but do not want the hassle of owning a car, is sponsoring a battle of the bands. This is where you come in! You can go to their website and vote for Brown Recluse Sings. The top twelve bands in Philadelphia will be included on a compilation CD that will be freely distributed across the city, and the top six will compete in a battle of the bands at the World Café Live on February 22nd.

In order to vote, you need to go to the voting site and register an account (it's easy, and only takes a couple of seconds). After logging in, can click "vote," find our name, and vote for us! Thank you for your support!

Click here to vote!

Also, please check out Brown Recluse Sings this Friday, February 2nd at the Pi Lam House at 3914 Spruce Street. Come by for a night of indie-pop and psychedelia with us, Golden Ball, Creeping Weeds, and Arc in Round. The show starts at 8:00PM and is $5. We will have our newly (re-)pressed Black Sunday EP available at the show. Hope to see you there!

Warmest regards,

Jesse Brown Recluse Sings

Please take a few minutes and go vote for them!!! :)
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