Wednesday, April 23, 2008

KaiserCartel- new ep

2008 is setting up to be the year of the guy/girl combo's it seems. The past two months alone have seen stellar releases from Wye Oak, She & Him and the Weepies. The latest standout to join the pack is the group KaiserCartel. The duo is made up of Courtney Kaiser (vocals, guitar, keys) & Benjamin Cartel (vocals, guitar, drums), and on their new Ep Okay(And Other Things We Feel) they bring a heavy dose of their inviting, hook filled folk pop melodies. The lead track "Okay" is a perfect example of what the band has to offer, with spot on harmonies on a soaring chorus filled up with stomping drums and tambourine. The pair trade lead vocals on the playful "Favorite Song" & the countrified "This Little Feeling" with Benjamin taking the reigns. The band doesn't miss a step in the process, keeping the tone and overall genuine vibe going. Also be sure to check out "Dog Stars", which is one of the highlights of the Ep and showcases Kaiser's soft mellow vocals.
The Okay Ep is a precursor to the band's new full length that is slated to be released on June 10th. To check out their music you can head over to their myspace.

Photo credit: Tony Nelson

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