Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ours -- The Best Band You Never Heard Of -- Angsty, Artsy & Awesome

Occasionally I deviate from my digital media musings to write about something that strikes me in the world of music (speaking of musings, I am off to LA on Saturday to see MUSE in concert -- a band that blew me away at Coachella and are undeniably the kings of arena bombastic rock right now). As one example, I recently wrote about one of my favorite bands, Arcade Fire, and their outstanding new album "The Suburbs."

This time I write about Ours. Who? Ours.

That's right, you have never heard of them. And, they don't have a new album out. But, if you like rock and roll on the "dark" angsty side, then you will love this band (here is the link to their MySpace page). They are fresh in my mind because I just ran to their music last night.

The band has three albums -- "Distorted Lullabies" (you know where there music is going when that's the title of their album), "Precious", and "Mercy ... Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy" (wow, now THAT's a title!). All three can be streamed on Rhapsody -- and all three are outstanding.

Lead singer Jimmy Gnecco -- who has "amazing pipes" (that's the way one of my former colleagues at Musicmatch described him) -- has a new solo album out now called "The Heart." I haven't given that yet a listen, but that is happening later today.