Brooklyn’s 1-800-BAND are proud to announce the release of their debut album 1-800-BAND. The band’s unique breed of pop rock draws from the starry ballads of Dwight Twilley, the bright jangle of the Kinks, and the stark simplicity of early Replacements.
1-800-BAND was recorded by Greg Ashley (the Dutchess and the Duke, the Gris Gris). It has been hailed by Still Single’s Doug Mosurock as “the sort of thing you might have found on a major, or great regional examples of, back between 1978-81, somewhere on the shelf between the Beat and the Cars. Recommended.” WFMU, arguably the nation’s best independent radio station, describes the songs as “power-punk-pop gems.” The album is available as a vinyl/digital release on Slow Gold Zebra.
The track list is as follows:
2) Time Can’t Hurt You
3) Would You Believe It
4) Tropical Meds
5) Just a Pretender
8) Sex Offender
WHAT THEY PLAY:
Electric white-light pop rock efflorescing from real ringing telephones, slamming cardoors, and the rain-wet concrete streets and soaring buildings of the vicious city! Interests include torn panty hose, cracked windshields, lipstick, and your favorite foreign movie.
WHAT FOLKS SAY:
The sort of thing you might have found on a major, or great regional examples of, back
between 1978-81, somewhere on the shelf between The Beat and The Cars. Recommended.”
“Like if the Warriors were a rock band instead of a gang.”
“So good that if it was a 1-900 number I’d call it to hear this stuff!”
“A bounce in their step like the character Lou Reed played on Coney Island Baby sans the peroxide, cop shades and a sentiment that was really hard to believe.”
WHO THEY ARE:
1-800-BAND is Al Huckabee (vocals, guitar), Rob Kongress (bass), Polly Watson
(keyboards), and Aaron Carroll (drums).
Die owning and owing nothing.