|The Birthday People|
In this case, I was familiar with some of the musicians involved, but there was a bit more than just that.
It's that cover. That cover makes me laugh hysterically. My daughter looked at it last night and said, "Is that me, daddy?"
I just had to laugh and tell her that had that photo been of her, I would have most likely been arrested by now. She's still young enough that I'm pretty sure that these words don't mean a whole bunch to her...which is nice.
So, obviously, I was intrigued by the cover. I tend to think that it's easy to get an idea of the personality of a record based on the cover. At least that's how it SHOULD be....
Maybe, maybe not, but that's what I see...and that this record is going to be quirky.
The Birthday People are kind of a duo with loads of help, Ken and Mike.
The EP starts off with, quite possibly the weirdest off the bunch, The F Bomb which quickly sets the tone as the perfect launching pad on this set.
Over all, this record is very quirky and I have to say that they left out the sound about Busch Beer and babies...
There are beautiful, ringing clean guitars, and crunchy riffs.
Vocally, the two gentlemen shore it up with upper register baritone vocals that certainly do the lyrics justice.
It's not normally my place to consider lyrical content, but these two kept me interested all the way though.
I'm not qualified to tell you what this music is and where it falls. I have no idea, but if you're in the mood for something than run of the mill rock or pop, it's impossible to go wrong with The Birthday People.
Release: Out Now
Genre: Indie Rock