The Arrogants

What’s in a name? Well, first of all, it’s the most important step in forming a band. There’s making lists and researching and polling and arguing; it’s more intense than naming your child. Our cat is actually named what was the #2 (hence, losing) name on the list for the last band I was in. Second, it’s gotta be something that’s gonna catch your target audience. You know, ska bands incorporate the word “ska” into their names, metal bands use words linked with death, and whatnot. So the name is going to be descriptive. The Arrogants, however, really don’t follow that. Based on the name, the casual reader would think they were a British glam band, when in actual fact, The Arrogants play delightful pop, some bouncy, some happy, some folksy. Although perhaps that’s their secret; it’s takes a little cockiness, some arrogance, to make pop this good. Their new album You’ve Always Known When Best To Say Goodbye features 23 songs, and their previous two albums are available for free download from their site.

4 Replies to “The Arrogants”

  1. Woah. Good stuff, Maynard! I’m usually a little skeptical of going to a posted band’s site and checking out the other music there. So often its older stuff that obviously shows that the current stuff is better. I ended up grabbing both of the free CDs worth of music on the Arrogants’ site and I’m probably going to buy their latest CD so that I don’t miss any of their great stuff. Why does every good indie band sound like Belly or Throwing Muses? In this case, that’s a compliment. Thanks for turning me on to this one.

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