Monday, April 03, 2006

Lush over dubbed vocals make me smile

Course I don't know what this band sounds like live since I never get to go out but gosh darn it if I don't just love the recordings by band Pas/Cal. Silly name, what with the slash and all, but I don't care. I loved their EP, "Oh Honey We're Ridiculous" for it's glorious unadulterated snap crackle and pop. They even shout out some spelling, a la the Bay City Rollers in the tops song, "What Happened to the Sands?" They are currently recording a new CD and the band blog about the happenings and coming and goings here. Two demo versions of new songs were found on their website as was my favorite Sands song. Lush and pretty like Belle & Sebastian with a bit more '60s thrown in for measure. I'm surprised they aren't bigger but then again, they have only recorded two EPs and a split single. Still, the sound is glorious.

Pas/Cal, "Oh Honey, We're Ridiculous" (demo)
"The Glorious Ballad of the Ignored" (demo)
"What Happened to the Sands"

Pas/Cal's website.

1 comment:

ion said...

Glorius indeed! This band is full of potential, and having one of their songs used in a car commercial certainly didn't hurt their bank accounts. Their covers of Wham's "Last Christmas" and Dion's "Oh Gosh" are also worth uncovering. Looking forward to the full length.