Saturday, September 22, 2007

The 1900s in the 2000s

Looking for a new confectionary treat of twee-tinged-pop to take a lick of? Well look no further than Chicago's own the 1900s. That's right, it's not a typo, Chicago. The band is poised to release their first full length album, Cold & Kind, on October 2nd, after receiving a hearty welcome for their debut Plume Delivery EP. It's a playful album from the first note to the last and one can hear shades of Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscura (depending on who's singing the lyrics - I'm not sure which band members do but there are some songs with a female lead and others with a male - hence the two references about the bands above - and at this point I'll end this rather lengthy side explanation) joyfully skipping in the background.

The 1900s - Georgia : Cold & Kind

The 1900s - When I Say Go : Cold & Kind

and one from their debut EP:

The 1900s - Bring the Good Boys Home : Plume Delivery EP

Visit their website, their label Parasol Records, and become their friend on MySpace.


The 1900s - Everybody's Got A Collection : Cold & Kind Outtake

Belle & Sebastian - The Boy With The Arab Strap : The Boy With The Arab Strap

Camera Obscura - Greyhound Goin' Somewhere (Bobbie Gentry cover) : Peel Session 7-10-04


Anonymous said...

I thought I was gonna hear some sweet scottish indie rock when I clicked on this page, and instead I find this is music by THE 1990s, and not 1990s. How confusing. It's like Battle and Battles.

Anonymous said...

Nope, it's music by 'The 1900's' not '1990's'....still a bit confusing, though :-)