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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Start of Something

It doesn't feel right, getting crushes on bands at the age of 35. But I've recently fallen in love with Voxtrot, from Austin TX.

Sure, they're channelling the same influences as almost every other indie-rock band right now (the Smiths, the Cure, early R.E.M.). I don't hear any bandwagon-jumping going on here, though. These songs sound remarkably fresh, natural, instinctive, and pure. Can't wait to see them play when they come to NYC in September.


St. Murse said...

I hope you got to see them. They really are great. Best band out of Austin in a while. It's also nice that at least one indie-pop band from here has a singer that can actually sing.

Sample their EP, especially "Long Haul".

David said...

They were amazingly good at Coda on Friday night last week. Not many people there (maybe 40), but Voxtrot were magical. We were amazed by just how *young* they are, too!