In honor of last night's BRIT awards, we've gone all U.K., all the time with this week's New Music Thursday picks. Up now is a sloppy little garage-pop trio from London we've been following called Let's Wrestle who might just be headed to a town (or an Austin music festival) near you soon.
Let's Wrestle has this casual sound that sort of mimics that dressed-down style where you're trying to say to the world, hey. I didn't really try or anything, but I look good in a kind of disheveled way, don't I? Singer Wesley Patrick Gonzalez has this slow, relaxed, almost apathetic vocal style that pairs well with the scratchy, imperfect, U.K. version of the currently popular U.S. garage rock sound, a la
They released a three-song EP Song for Abba Tribute Record in 2007 and a six-song disc called In Loving Memory Of... in 2008 and now they're heading to the states soon to play with -- appropriately anough -- the Black Lips and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart before heading down to SXSW. Check out "I'm OK, You're OK" here.
Let's Wrestle - "I'm OK, You're OK"
Let's Wrestle on tour
03.10.09 - Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg) w/ Black Lips, Gentleman Jesse & His Men
03.11.09 - Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell's)
03.12.09 - Brooklyn, NY (Monster Island Basement) w/ Cause Co-Motion
03.13.09 - Brooklyn, NY (The Bellhouse) w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
03.14.09 - Baltimore, MD (The Talking Head Club at Sonar) w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
03.15.09 - Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506) w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
03.16.09 - Atlanta, GA (The Earl) w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart