Sunday, March 26, 2006

Note to indie-rock critics: The U.K. Interpol is not Editors, that band was Joy Division

...But Editors (not THE Editors, as I learned the hard way) aren't bad.

Listen to the entire CD, "The Back Room" (which All Music Guide seems to love) here at (shudder) AOL Music. They kind of remind me of a Joy Division/Chameleons/Echo and the Bunnymen/U2-type Britpop/post-punk band with fresher, tighter songwriting. They fit into the whole "well-produced, poppy post-punk" movement of the past five years or so, I'd say.

Keep in mind that most bands from this talent pool are only promised one good album: their debut. Remember Interpol? Oh man, remember "Turn on the Bright Lights" back in the '02? Yeah, I know you do, because you probably still play it a couple times every other month. Then remember what happened with the inevitable, tragic sophomore slump record whose name shall not be mentioned? Yeah, that's what I thought. So enjoy Editors' music while it's fresh, ok?

"The Back Room" got its official U.S. release last Tuesday on the FADER Label.

Southeast dates for my southern peeps:

  • 4/6 - Athens, 40 Watt Club

  • 4/7 - Orlando, The Social

  • 4/8 - Miami, Studio A

  • 4/9 - St. Petersburg, State Theater

  • Not nearby? Broke? Too lazy? The guys from Editors are performing on Conan this coming Thursday night. Check it, bitches.


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