The Whispertown 2000: Swim (Acony)

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The Whispertown 2000: Old Times
The Whispertown 2000: Swim (Acony)

This alt.country/indie-pop four-piece from LA will doubtless be an acquired taste: but they are certainly alt.country (Jenny Lewis appeared on their debut which makes sense and they are the first signings on Gillian Welch's label so that means something); they do indie okay (a wee bit of fuzzy guitar) and pop pretty well too (jangle guitars).

I'm going to leave it at that: it's an odd mix but it is a taste I have acquired. Check the sample track. Out there a bit, country in an inner-city LA way I think. 

 

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Angela - Dec 1, 2008

Or LA trying to be country. Quite cute and jolly.

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