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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Southern Belle - Walkout

DEBUT SOUNDS!
Someone You Should Know

Brand New Track from Boston's Southern Belle

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Yes, I receive dozens of albums each week (true) and there are always a handful of packages from all over the world unopened at the foot of my desk (also true) and we don't pay for nearly as much music as we used to - but that doesn't make discoveries any less sweet. Having just caught celebrated Editors (RSL Best of 2007 and now touring behind a new album) and indie hotshots Antlers at the House of Blues Boston, it was with great interest I was able to listen to Boston's own Southern Belle join the fray that night on Landsdowne Street. (Not a band start, huh?)

Southern Belle are a rock band, infusing key elements of electronica, keyboard rock and sampling into their fiery atmospheric rock that didn't leave anything on the table. The audiences are still small and the band was ridiculously loud - and very well received.

The brainchild of Isom Innis, who clearly takes this fusion seriously. Radiohead is clearly a source of inspiration: “I used to have this Johnny Greenwood quote taped up on my wall in high school that said: ‘We don’t set out to break barriers, we just copy our favorite records.’ And up to this point that’s exactly what Innis has done, “combine many different influences at once,” into something that simply sounds great.

Southern Belle - Walkout
brand new song!

Fast forward today and the debut track from the band is now playing in the background as I type this. The new single, Walkout, is yours to have. It's a fun little burner filled with swirling, fiery rock antics and infused with hope. This is definitely a band to watch in 2010.

2 comments:

Bruce said...

This song is on fire. Love it!

Anonymous said...

WHERE CAN I FIND THE LYRICS TO THIS SONG, I FREAKING LOVE IT!