June 22, 2010

Suckers - EP

I don't usually review EPs, as you probably know, but this one really caught my...ears. Suckers is a band hailing from Brooklyn, and I think their music makes that apparent. The Brooklyn-scene has a distinct sound, that stands out from any other crowd. Now, I don't mean those jazz bands you see playing on apartment stoops sometimes. 'Then what is the Brooklyn-sound?', you ask. Well, to put it shortly, it's this kind of experimental, poppy but jazzy, reverby-electro-rock sound. I mean, the sound varies. Brooklyn-based bands cover a lot of ground, and I mean a lot. Examples of Brooklyn-bands: Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, St. Vincent, High Places, and TV On the Radio. Now you see what I mean. All of these bands are different in their own way, but at the same time, somewhat the same.
To the subject of Suckers' EP: Songs are very smooth, floaty, reverby, like I mentioned before, and other-worldly like The Flaming Lips, especially Easy Chairs, a trippy happy-times tune that covers so many genres all at once. Or It Gets Your Body Movin', a jazzy slow-mover, that also has lots of color. This all adds up to one thing: Suckers are the ideal Brooklyn band. Plus, their Myspace background is, without a doubt, the coolest background ever.

Let's hope this awesome more-than-indie rock band releases an LP sometime soon!


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