Thursday, December 21, 2006

In House #1770: The Panda Band's This Vital Chapter; New Band of Bees

The debut release from Perth, Autrailia's Panda Band evokes valid comparisons to four decades worth of pop music: Sgt. Pepper's to Spacemen 3 to The Soft Bulletin (not to mention a twist of twang). This Vital Chapter dropped back in September on Filter U.S. and has slowly been gaining attention thanks to tours with Evermore and townmates The Sleepy Jackson. Adventurous pop gems like "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town," demonstrate a swagger that belies the band's relatively short time together, and the occasional chaos of "Eyelashes," shows them to be unafraid of a little dissonance in their pop. The Panda Band look and sound to be the proverbial band to watch.

The Panda Band

In House #1770.
Focus: Debut release from The Panda Band, This Vital Chapter, plus new music from Band of Bees, Apples in Stereo, Jarvis Cocker, and more.

The Panda Band, from This Vital Chapter: "Eyelashes" (MP3)


In House PODCAST #225


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