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Thursday, August 10

The Oohlas - Best Stop Pop

While Art Alexakis is debating whether Jerry Falwell is a "nice guy" with Bill O'Reilly, his former Everclear bandmate Greg Eklund is making some great music with a band called The Oohlas. He takes a back seat in the trio to Ollie, who provides the spunk and vocal prowess to lead the band. The band recorded an EP last year that included a few of these songs, but they've improved by leaps and bounds since then.

The first thing you notice when listening to The Oohlas, besides Ollies vocals, is their guitar-heaviness (thats a technical term). That's not to say that Best Stop Pop is full of pop sensibilities, which it is. At times it sounds like what Mates of State might with about three times more guitars (see Small Parts). The shoegaze genre also influences the band in their usage of swirling guitars and hypnotic basslines (see TV Dinner). All together one of the best debut albums I've heard in a while. Look for it come September.

MP3 Small Parts
MP3 TV Dinner

Myspace.

Check out one of my favorite blogs this week, Come Pick Me Up. I'm putting a couple posts up for Lizzy while she's out of town.
posted by Taylor, 8/10/2006 09:17:00 AM | link 3 comments

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taylor, i like this and i would like to hear some more! xo
yay! thanks for the review!
commented by Blogger Sarah, 8/14/2006 09:21:00 AM  

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