Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lesser Knowns - What You Wanna Do?!

I have to be honest with this one. The first time I listened to the first song I just didn't get it. I almost didn't keep listening, but they sent a really nice personal email to us asking us to take a listen. I'm thrilled I kept giving it a try. None of the songs really sound like any of the others songs in the best possible way. The songs are a clusterfuck of a hodgepodge of early Kings of Leon, the Stooges, Dinosaur Jr, Tom Petty, and the Lemonheads, but maybe only 2 or 3 at a time. Plus, they hail from New Bedford, MA, which may be a first for any music blog. "There Will Be Dancing" starts off like J Mascis playing Stooges covers but veers off into an old school punk shoutalong chorus. "Life of the Party" is Tom Petty on worse (better?) drugs. "You Don't Know" reminds me of the Strokes if they were a 90s slacker band instead of 00s garage revival.

To check out What You Wanna Do?!, head over to Lesser Knowns' Bandcamp, where you can also order it on cassette. They also have a website, and if you're in the Boston area, they have some tour dates below.

April 11    Jimmy's Saloon     Newport, RI
April 14    Sally O'Brien's       Somerville, MA
May 3       O'Brien's Pub        Allston, MA

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