D. Crane (Boat) and Charles Bert (Math and Physics Club) bill themselves as Unlikely Friends. And while we will take them at their word regarding friendship, it is clear that the duo are well matched musically. Some writers were very impressed with their first LP, Solid Gold Cowboys. Take for example, the following words:
"The appropriate references here are the crunchy lo-fi indie rock of Guided By Voices and the hook-filled power pop of Teenage Fanclub. It isn't glossy and it isn't twee. But it is top flight songwriting from musicians that know their craft and are focused on fun."Good stuff, right? Thanks, we wrote it. So we are thrilled to learn that the Seattle band that claims to be hardly known and under-practiced have recruited Mark McKenzie of BOAT and Ethan Jones of Math and Physics Club to help them record a second LP titled Crooked Numbers. The album will be out on January 12 via Swoon Records, and we anticipate that it will deliver a full load of scruffy, energetic, melodic guitar pop. And it likely will give us the chance to create another blurb that we can lazily quote when referring back to Crooked Numbers when we discuss their third album.
Meanwhile, enjoy album track "King of the Last Calls" which, just based on the title, may be about me in my college years (when cheap beer was even cheaper). And if you see these guys, buy them some pizza. They love pizza.