The second in my series of bands who hit big at SXSW...
Today it's Harlem. According to last.fm they are "an Austin (by way of Nashville) thrash-trash-punk band covered in barbecue sauce and feathers."
Sounds fun doesn't it? That's pretty much what I'd describe them as too really. The track Friendly Ghost sounds very like a lot of the "indie" that was coming out of the UK in the first half of the last decade - staccato guitars, sharp vocals...
Let's just say these guys would have fit perfectly into the New York scene about 7 or 8 years ago alongside the Strokes, the Rapture and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Ramones, New York Dolls, Television influenced modern day indie-punk fusion.
VERY listenable, very accessable. Check out Friendly Ghost below to get an idea of what they are all about.
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