Escondido Are Pretty Fucking Cool

I know I’ve been real inconsistent with this shit. Sorry kids. Dad’s trip to get cigarettes from the gas station turned into a couple of weeks of absence. But I’m back now and ready to keep kicking against the pricks. Let’s go.

My buddy Nick had been trying to show me this band for a good while now. For one reason or another, I just never got around to giving them a proper listen, despite the fact that they’ve also gotten an endorsement from the one and only David Lynch. However, I did finally get around to seeing them in the flesh on last Thursday night at the Mercy Lounge. The band has been labeled as a modern spaghetti-western band, which makes sense since the band wears their Ennio Morricone influence on their sleeves whether musically or stylistically. Yet, what makes this band different from say Spindrift or Danger Mouse’s album Rome is that they’ve mixed this heat wave vibe with gracious hints of pop and country to create something that sinks in easier than the desert sun. Plus, they have a front woman who’s easy on the eyes AND ears. What’s not to like?

Anyways, I walked away from that show Thursday as a fan. Apparently the band is currently recording album #2 so if you haven’t checked out their debut album, play catch up by listening to the whole thing on their site HERE. If you haven’t yet, check out their dope video for “Cold October” below.

Cold October – Escondido

Also, they’ve shot some rad session videos for a pretty decent site that I’ve recently become acquainted with called OurVinyl.tv. Check out this one for the song called “Black Roses.”

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