The Low Anthem, A. A. Bondy, They Hype Machine
When I have a question about a new band, this is where I go first:
It’s a blog aggregator. As they say about themselves:
The Hype Machine follows music blog discussions.
So, just to test it out, a quick search of the two new-ish artists I’m interested in, The Low Anthem and A. A. Bondy, yields a ton of tracks one can download (if you’re a little patient). I suggest you go there and find, from The Low Anthem, “Charlie Darwin,” “This God Damn House,” “Ticket Taker,” “To Ohio;” and from A. A. Bondy, “A Slow Parade,” “There’s a Reason,” “Among the Pines.” Actually, you can’t go wrong going for pretty much whatever you can find from either.
This God Damn House
The Low Anthem
It’s a beautiful wisp of a song, but even more interesting is that it shows how the band creates its musical space. You owe it to yourself to listen to the whole thing, but if you’re the impatient sort, skip then to about 3:15, when Ben Knox Miller calls Jeff Prystowsky’s cell phone. Seriously. When I first was watching it, I was wondering what in the world he was doing.