Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Awesome Music Week: Glasvegas

I first heard them: Last week on the Jimmy Fallon show. Maybe it was the week before.
Would Side Bar like them?: Yes.
Would Open Bar like them?: Yes.
Would LJT like them?: Actually, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say yes.

Glasvegas is just a fucking rock and roll band from Glsgow, Scotland. The "fucking" was definitely necessary in that last sentence, lest you were wondering. The absolute best part about this band is that the guy sings with a phatty Scottish brogue on every song and it's great. In addition to that, though, the songs are really good.

What I love about this band is that you kindof get glimpses of their influences, but you really can't say that it sounds particularly like anyone else. Part of it is the accent that the gie sings with, but just when you think it's about to get derivative, it goes and switches it up a little bit. The sound of the band is not groundbreaking or drastically different or anything like that, but in an era when other gies are trying to reinvent the wheel, Glasvegas is just coming out and kicking ass.

I genuinely believe this is the one band that all of you gies would like.