Thursday, December 27, 2007

Please (don't) Quiet Ourselves

There have been some comparisons made between veteran odd-balls Modest Mouse and the new Berkeley, CA group Please Quite Ourselves. While there are some textual and constructive similarities between the two, I would argue that the pair are quite far apart. Don't get me wrong here, I'm a huge fan of the Mouse, but with their music, the off-kilter approach (in terms of lyrics, in terms of notes, in terms of who knows what's gonna come next...) has begun to feel expected at this point. It's almost a fabricated clumsiness. One that you still enjoy, you just know that it's coming.

Although there are some hints of that on Please Quiet Ourselves self-titled debut, with them that awkwardness feels more believable. Maybe it's because they're still in high school, or maybe not. They just convey that feeling you had standing on one side of the gym at the school dance staring at the girls on the other side: you know what you want, you're just a little ungainly getting it. They've got that semi-hip / semi-nerdy factor that just pulls you in to see which way they're going to zing next.

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

1 comment:

Mushpot said...

Hey dear! Thanks for reviewin PQO. They have new rough tracks on their myspace!