The Tryout: The Maccabees
It's been awhile since there's been a Tryout that I've liked enough to consider buying their album but it seems like I've finally found one. At the very least, I've found a song that I can't get out of my head.
I think that's a great video and that song has been stuck in my head all weekend. Granted, I'm way behind on The Maccabees since they debuted in 2007 and their last album made minor waves in 2009 but better late than never (and they have a new album coming out soon, featuring the first single "Pelican".
No, I'm not sure if these guys have what it takes to really breakthrough but I give them a puncher's chance. I'm sure there's a better comparison that this but the band kind of strikes me as what Arcade Fire would sound like had they come out in the late 80's/early 90's. Their album comes on at the beginning of next year (January 9th, to be exact) and it should be one to follow. Are these guys the next Phoenix or Arcade Fire or will they just settle into their indie, smaller but loyal fan base.