Monday, June 09, 2008

NXNE 2k8 Preview: The Books Elusive

Myspace // "Conspiracy" [mp3]

Things in the office of Exitfare continue to buzz along at a rapid pace. The music is good and plentiful, but life is quite busy. It seems as though we are out of town every weekend -- I'll be in Toronto this weekend for NXNE, plus we'll be heaving our stacks of CDs and laptops to a new apartment soon, but more on that later. You only care about the music, right? I don't blame you.

When I first heard The Books Elusive (just last week, I might add), my first thought was "Oh, fierce indie rock two piece! Just like Blood Red Shoes!" Umm, not so fast. The Toronto-based TBE are less math rock and more garage rock, bringing to mind Patti Smith and the Arctic Monkeys. One thing that does connect these two bands are a fiercely DIY spirit, a need to do things on their own and to get their hands dirty all for the love of rock n' roll.

Perform is out now on the band's own Overdue Records. You can catch them at this year's NXNE on Thursday, June 12th at Holy Joe's -- they go on at 8 pm.

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