Thursday, November 02, 2006

CMJ 2k6 Preview: The Subjects

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I swear, CMJ kills me. Tonight between 11pm-1am, four of my favorite bands are playing almost simultaneous sets in four different venues across the city. I still don’t know if I’ll wind up at Headlights, Silversun Pickups, iForward, Russia!, or The Shins, though I’m starting to think that I’ll wait until the very last minute to decide based on my mood. The one thing I do know is that I’ll be hitting Northsix after dinner to see one of my favorite Brooklyn bands, The Subjects, play a set.

Layering heavy hooks over heavy distortion, The Subjects' music falls somewhere between power pop and garage rock. But with an almost cabaret sounding singer who has a voice that is at times reminiscent of Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, The Subjects are able to delve into different sonic realms with ease. “Hounds Of War” is a bluesy number that is moodily fantastic, though my personal favorite is the explosively catchy “Lonely You.” The Subjects are an incredibly talented young band playing to a hometown crowd, so be advised, this show is not one that you’ll want to miss.

Nov. 2 Northsix 9:45pm

Buy: The Subjects
Myspace: The Subjects
Audio: "Lonely You" (YSI... sorry no right click save as)


Blogger d.tricerapop said...

I wanna see Headlights tonight but I have no clue where Europa is:(

But I may be at Forward Russia, so maybe (if you're with Dany) I'll run into you.

7:27 PM EST  
Blogger Beth said...

I actually went to the Headlights show, because I figured that I could see iForward, Russia! this afternoon. But I had the same problem with finding the club. I only found it in the end because a guy from the area told me the street address, then I took a cab to the general area (he didn't know where it was), then I called a friend for google map directions the rest of the way. But it was worth it, the show was great.

11:24 AM EST  
Anonymous Jess said...

I saw the end of the Subjects show and it was rocking.

2:42 PM EST  

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