Now I understand NYC is all cleaned up these days. I personally have walked in Central Park more than once over the past few years without getting mugged, despite the best efforts of television dramas like “Law & Order” to keep me paranoid of being mugged upon setting foot within any of the boroughs. So perhaps it was destiny that three friends from Norman, Oklahoma, with a band named the Muggabears would move to NYC. The band’s website describes them as a “structurally-mutilated brand of noise-pop featuring blissful interplay, sonic experimentation and song destruction,” going on to refer to influences from early 90’s indie rock like Pavement and Sonic Youth. I’ll add Superchunk, Some Velvet Sidewalk, and even Polvo while we’re listing early 90’s indie rock influences. “The Goth Tarts” is from their new EP Night Choreography out on April 24th, and the other two are from their 2006 EP Teenage Cop. Wasn’t there a Law & Order franchise called Law & Order Teenage Cops?
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I hear a hint of Afghan Whigs in there too. I really like it.
Thanks for the Polvo reference. I streamed the page before I read your entry and I actually thought it *was* Polvo before I checked. Man, is that ever a blast from the past. I remember seeing them in Montreal in, oh… 1993? 94? Good times. Thanks for the memories!
Muggabears’ “Night Choreography” Review here: http://www.imposemagazine.com/mag/?cat=2