First of all, can I just make a quick shout out to the kids in a basement somewhere trying to think of a band name. GOOGLE IT BEFORE YOU PLOP IT ON AN ALBUM DAMN IT!!! A band I tried to track down today (and this is the 800th time this has happened during this project) had the name… wait for it… “Database”… now kids, what the HELL do you think happens when a music blogger wants to hear what you have to offer and puts something like, “DATABASE” into a computer search engine. ARGGGGGH! That’s what happens, argh. Imagine trying “Database, music” hahahaaha! Sorry, band that might be possibly my new favorites, I am NEVER going to find you because you forgot about the INTERNET!! Blerg. Ok, I am done with ranting… onto bands I COULD find
David Berkeley reminds me instantly of The Mountain Goats… only slowed down and given a little bit more of a mushy heart. It’s that certain vocal squeak that makes a guy seem like he isn’t a total dick. I don’t know how to describe it but I definitely heard it in The Mountain Goats and I hear it again for the first time since with Mr.Berkeley. He’s sincere and has been recognized for those same sincere lyrics time and time again. If people were more apt to listen to good music on the radio, this guy would be on it. Nothing not to like, it’s as easy as that.
David Wax Museum consists of a core including a dude with a degree from Harvard and a chick from Wellesley. In my experience, smart people know what they are doing when it comes to a lot of stuff (dumbest sounding sentence ever written). Either way, these two took their big ol’ brain boxes and instead of… oh I dunno, making money with those super expensive degrees of theirs, they probably decided a big middle finger to the parents would be to form a band. Well, it’s a good thing they are fun, maybe their parents won’t kill them until they’ve at least gotten through watching an entire show. It’s upbeat latin/folk/country/total clusterfuck of fun. Enjoy!