Sounds: Earlimart at The Mohawk

5 08 2008

Indie kids, get your dancing shoes out. Earlimart will be making a stop at our lovable Red River venue, The Mohawk, to support their latest album Hymn and Her. The album was actually released back in early July but here is your chance to catch them performing some of your favorite tracks live.  If any of you young fashionable women want to see them but don’t want to go on your own, don’t fret, this guy here is looking for you! Thanks to allmusic.com, we decided to hook you guys up with a little biography for these guys in case you didn’t know.

The coed members of Earlimart favor a midtempo approach to their start-stop motions of experimental post-punk, dreamy indie pop, and folky undertones. Named after a small California town located between Los Angeles and Fresno, Earlimart’s unconventional songwriting structure drew early comparisons to the Pixies, Sonic Youth, X, and Sparklehorse. This attention resulted in a deal with Devil in the Woods Records, who released the albums Filthy Doorways and Kingdom of Champions in the winter of 2000. The Avenues EP appeared three years later, signaling a switch for the band’s punky roots to a more sedate, hypnotic style reminiscent of Grandaddy. The full-length Everyone Down Here arrived that same April, and Treble & Tremble followed in 2004. Moving further away from its post-punk beginnings, the band (whose chief member is Aaron Espinoza) released Mentor Tormentor in 2007, an album sonically influenced by Elliott Smith and heavily rooted in chamber pop and lo-fi. Released in 2008, Hymn and Her furthered that lush, spacey sound.

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3 responses

5 08 2008
Steph

Hymn and Her, She and Him…is this a trend?

5 08 2008
JF

Hahahaha… yeah I thought the same thing! She and Him has a better sound if you ask me.

5 08 2008
Steph

I agree…musically and linguistically.

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