Princeton is Jesse Kivel, Matt Kivel, and Ben Usen. Jesse and Matt are twin brothers and all three are from LA. They recorded a seven-song EP entitled A Case Of The Emperor's Clothes while at university in London using only one microphone, one acoustic guitar, a cheap keyboard, one egg shaker and their respective vocal chords. Even with this rudimentary set up, the EP is filled with great songs that highlight these youngsters' penchant for writing pop-inspired, harmony-filled, feel-good tunes. I'll be putting together a proper review later this week, but I figured I should at least give everyone the heads up on these guys and share a little music with you.
"The Indifference Curve" MP3
The band is now back home in LA and gearing up for a show at The Echo on August 3 with My Brightest Diamond and Nick Castro. Go catch them if you can. I've never seen 'em live, but I think the only place to pick up their EP is at their shows (for now).