January 30th, 2011
You have to admit (no, really, you HAVE to), this new Bandcamp website is pretty handy. It’s refreshingly simple, it focuses on the music and it gives the artist the ability to sell their tracks/albums/jam sessions right then and there, in addition to the always-present streaming and download format. Plus it allows lame bloggers such as I to embed the convenient little player for all ten of my blog readers. I say, Kudos to you, Bandcamp.com, kudos to you. Myspace: you can go to hell.
Anyhoo, local garage pop band Witch Gardens recently posted a couple new tracks to their Bandcamp page, and they’re definitely worth 5 minutes and 21 seconds of your time. You might remember Witch Gardens from countless house/art space shows around town and that Cairo Compilation I liked so much from last year. The song they contributed to that project was a rabble-rousing carny-rock shout-along (hope you like hyphens!); these two tracks are a bit more pretty, and rife with girl-group melodies and that vintage 60s sound we all love so much. But no less catchy, of course! Fun fact: these tracks were recorded by Flexions bassist Robin Stein, who also manned the helm for much of that Cairo comp. Please, sample.