[mp3] Fergus & Geronimo - "Tell It (In My Ear)" & "Harder Than It's Ever Been"

There’s a ton of really exciting new songs going around right now that seem tailor-made for summertime listening. My June Mixtape started to touch on a few of them (Smith Westerns, Real Estate, Zach Vinson), but July has kept them coming at a steady clip (Atlas Sound, Times New Viking, Hallelujah the Hills, Free Energy - just scroll down). Add the Motown-influenced garage-pop Denton, TX band Fergus & Geronimo to the list. I’ve recently come across their songs over at a few trusted blogs and so far I love what I’m hearing. At this point it looks like F&G only has a couple of 7” releases to their credit, but according to their myspace a full length is presently in the works.

The drums that kick start “Tell It (In My Ear)” sound like The Foundations classic “Build Me Up Buttercup” for about 2 seconds, and after that I keep expecting it to break into “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. It’s equally as joyful as both songs despite sounding like it was recorded with the garage door half-closed - amazing what can happen when a promising band takes a Phil Spector wall-of-sound approach to lo-fi recording.

MP3 :: Tell It (In My Ear)

“Harder Than It’s Ever Been” is another fuzzy, old-time pop nugget. It’s available as a 7” A-side from Woodsist. You should check these guys out now before they explode.

MP3 :: Harder Than It’s Ever Been
(from Harder Than It’s Ever Been 7”. Buy here)

1 comment:

Jeff D said...

cool post/good groove...we're from Austin, TX - less fuzzy more catchy...