Earl Greyhound EP





Matt Whyte on guitars and vocals, the bodacious Kamara Thomas on bass and backing vocals and Christopher Bear on the thunderskins are Earl Greyhound. A welcomed sound from the past, reconfigured for the new millennium. Neo-Classic Rock? From their practice space in D.U.M.B.O.,Brooklyn via a glorious Some Records four song EP to you, they are a power trio in the the vain of the Who and Cream, but with a vibe belying their age approaching a rocked-up Kings of Leon or Southern fried T Rex. First track "Teenage Kidnap" has the rolling swirling drums Keith Moon would be proud of and an irrepressible harmony between Whyte and Thomas you will make the hyper kid need his riddilin . "Welcome Back Father" has a familiar feeling to it, it sounds like a pulsing School House Rock Saturday morning PSA mixed with some soulful "na-na-nahs" you don't expect from these youngsters. "Not Gonna Wait" needs more cowbell! These guys discovered the power of the cowbell best showcased by Will Ferrell in the BÖC skit from SNL. A stand-out track, the vocals are a mix of Chris Robinson and Matthew Sweet, but with the odd crotch-grabbing falsetto nod to Brad Delp of Boston or Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" in the chorus. Nice. I've just planted the seed that will haunt you all day. Play it and you'll see. Working the circuit and getting placement on some choice samplers paid off. Their full length is coming out soon with Alex Newport [Panthers, Mars Volta, Locusts] behind the controls. A NYC show on December 16 at Mercury Lounge should be a good launching point for '05.

Earl Greyhound
Some Records

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Earl Greyhound EP