This one's also on Columbia but it's from last year and I'm just getting around to it - that would be Manchester Orchestra and don't tell your math teacher, but the album is "Simple Math," and it rocks in all the ways we want indie bands to do just that. Frontman Andy Hull has the band all over the place, but always most competently as they show off their musical grasp of good songs full of stream of conscious lyrics - some funny wise-guy wise, other head scratchers from left field - all with sterling vocals. The title tune is a gem. Let me put it to you this way: I just bought their first two albums on Amazon. Even though they're from Atlanta, these guys are worthy of their British predecessors from Manchester such as New Order, the Stone Roses, Oasis and the Smiths.
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
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