While wandering amidst the indie labyrinth side of YouTube, I came across a song called "Restless Me
" by a band I'd never heard of: Hare And The Hounds
. I was kind of unsure how good it'd be since it didn't have a whole lot of views or likes. But about thirty seconds in... I realized I'd come across something amazing.
I don't know much about the band. They're from the US, and they seem to have a bit of a following. By the quality of their music, you'd think they'd be right up there on the Alternative rock scene - but they aren't. I don't even think they're on iTunes yet. They do have an EP, I downloaded it from their website, but they're so unheard of it's almost funny. How can a band be so good and nobody knows about them? I guess because they're new. But come on! Somebody sign them a record deal and put them on a tour already! Merci beaucoup!
I love their sound. It's Fleet Foxes
/Band Of Horses
, rolled into a decently original package. The lead singer has a great voice. You can tell their recordings aren't that professional, and the drums are just a tiny bit sloppy, but otherwise - it's hard to find fault here. Their EP is only four songs, (why not more, come on?!), but they're all very good. Especially "A Mirrored City
" which I think is the number two track. There's what I'm pretty sure is a clarinet playing alongside the guitars and drums on that one.
I love that. Whenever a so-called 'rock band' integrates unusual instruments into their songs. Arcade Fire
does that, and so does mewithoutYou
. These Hare And The Hounds
people are special. It doesn't take long to realize - I recommend you go check out "Restless Me
"... And then download the EP. It's free. The link's here
Anyway. I love finding new bands. And I think Hare And The Hounds
has real potential. They could very well be the next Fleet Foxes