firstly, i gotta thank mr duquette johnston for tipping me off to these guys. well, he didnt directly say “hey greg check these guys out”, it was a general tweet. secondly, about 15 seconds into the first song, “good times, they disappear,” off the choosy beggars’ self titled record, i knew i was in love. sadly, i cant find any good information on these guys other than the fact that they tagged “seattle” on their bandcamp site. so, i can only assume they reside from said city. the other tag on their badcamp site is “classic rock.” there are definitely hints of that genre, but also early motown plays just of an integral part of the “vibe” of the record. the remind me of catfish haven doing the black crowes doing smokey robinson – that may be a horrible comparison, for what its worth. regardless, the record is definitely one of the best i have heard this year. probably only number two or three too strand of oaks’ pope killdragon or futurebirds’ hamptons lullaby.
free record alert: the choosy beggars
Posted by doubter on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010