The Sharp Things
"Sounding like a cross between The Divine Comedy and Cat Stevens, Serpa and company continue their excavation of classic pop...in 14 songs of string, piano, and horn brilliance"
--Under the Radar
The Sharp Things are a band I've just recently gotten into, and I'm glad I did. I'm a sucker for chamber pop ensembles with lush, over the top instrumentation and so many members they have trouble fitting on one stage.
The Sharp Things will be playing Bar/None's SXSW showcase, along w/ The Spinto Band, Oppenheimer, and others (via Donewaiting). Consider me there.
The Sharp Things There Will Be Violins mp3
Buy the album directly from the band
Be The Sharp Things' best friend
(above photos taken by Kenneth Kerr at The Sharp Thing's cd release show at Joe's Pub in NYC last May, and as guitarist Jim Santo says, its "hard to get all of us in one photo")
Donewaiting also points us in the direction of the updated SXSW band list...still not complete, but it's getting there.
Kevin is in the midst of his Remix Week over at So Much Silence...he's got remixes from a diverse lineup of artists, including (but not limited to) Interpol, DFA1979, De La Soul, and more.
And thanks to the readers that pointed out this gorilla vs. bear mention in UK's The Guardian. Pretty cool.