Tom Smith, lead singer for British indie rockers Editors, is well aware of the comparisons many have made between his band and the New York City band Interpol ever since they burst onto the scene. Thankfully, he said confidently in an interview late last month, each passing album his band puts out make those similarities fade. Continue reading
It ain’t “When Doves Cry,” but I’m digging on this video.
By Jake Paque
Imagine the following statement shouted through a megaphone: “Excuse me! Hello!?! Record Company Execs? Pete Wentz? Decaydance Records? Kara Dioguardi? Anybody!?! Sign. M-lab. They are audio gold. Or no, eff gold. These guys are platinum. Or something even more valuable than platinum that I can’t think of right now. Sign them now. Seriously.”
These are the sentiments I felt watching M-Lab play Friday night at Mercury Lounge on Manhattan’s Lower East side. Trust me, I understand the laborious, complex nature of sifting through NYC-based rock bands looking for the next Interpol, but this is what I’m telling you; I’ve done some of the work for you. M-Lab is the kind of band where you know you’re in for something special the moment they take the stage. Drew Brody’s soaring and emotive vocals invoke a sort of Bono-Jimmy Gnecco love-child, Continue reading