The Rosebuds: Live in Dallas
My latest obsession is The Rosebuds' new album, Birds Make Good Neighbors. When it comes to husband/wife fronted indie rock bands, you can pretty much count me in (the Arcade Fire, Mates of State), and The Rosebuds are no different. Frontman Ivan Howard's voice has been compared to Morrissey, but live, they sounded more like a '60's southern rock band crossed with the Arcade Fire, which was just fine with me. Plus, Ivan is a super nice guy. (Torr was also at the show, read his take on it here)
Check out these songs, and buy the album, I'm pretty sure you'll like it:
The Rosebuds Boxcar mp3
The Rosebuds Leaves Do Fall mp3
The Rosebuds Bluebird mp3
And be sure to check out the band's website for more mp3s from previous releases, and also check out the band's blog.
Here are some photos from the show (click for larger image):
The Sun, from Columbus, Ohio, opened the show, and they were also pretty impressive. The band's frontman was charismatic in a Buddy Holly/Napoleon Dynamite sort of way (only much, much louder), and they were surprisingly tight for such a young band.
The headliners, Sweden's the Shout Out Louds, were fun, but nothing spectacular. Although I'm not really qualified to comment on them because we left after a couple songs.
If you're really, really bored, go check out Muzzle of Bees' new feature, "Get To Know Your Blogger". The first installment in this new series over at MoB features some dumbass (me), so check it out.