Friday, March 19, 2010

Lions In The Pacific Theater

Sometimes arty pop comes from the strangest places. Buried beneath all the hipsterdom of Brooklyn, and New York for that matter, resides Pacific Theater. Not your typical New York band by any stretch of the imagination, Pacific Theater probably has more in common with Doves or Elbow then anything on this side of the pond.

This is a band that's dramatic, artful, and moody while maintaining a sense of flare and pop about them. They're most definitely a different band then most of their peers and that's one reason why they stand out, the other of course are the songs. These guys apparently went to the Tindersticks school of songwriting and have learned to write emotionally draining songs as if their lives depended on it.

One listen to, "Lions," and you'll see what I mean and why they're so damn good.

Download: Lions

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