Artist: More Humans (formerly We're Wolves)
Song: "Welcome to the Childhood Home of Andy Warhol and Dan Marino"
Album: Welcome to the Childhood Home of Andy Warhol and Dan Marino
Welcome to the Childhood Home of Andy Warhol and Dan Marino by More Humans
I stopped by the Brillobox last night to catch some of a shindig put on by The New Yinzer, a Pittsburgh e-magazine. I showed up in time to catch a couple of songs by Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (their MySpace ID is wtfpgh, awesome), a local five-piece garage rock band with rockin' guitar, bass and drums, a female singer with a cool voice, and a violinist/keyboardist. It was pretty cool stuff, and I'd like to see them again sometime around town.
The reason I was there, though, was to catch More Humans, a formerly-local band now based out of D.C. I happened upon their album Welcome to the Childhood Home of Andy Warhol and Dan Marino while at the Carnegie Library and grabbed it from the rack based on the name alone. It turns out that it's based on a sign deep in South Oakland (note the convenient name switcheroo to get that undulating rhythm in the chorus). The album itself is great, too; lots of cool, angular guitar melodies and harmonizing vocals. The drummer is fantastic, too, from what I saw at the show. They played a handful of songs from an upcoming album they're in the process of recording under their new moniker, and two cuts from their previous LP as We're Wolves (an interesting name switch, I wonder what brought that about), including this one. It's got novelty and hooks galore, and showcases the band members' skills rather well, I say. Check out the album at the library or anywhere else you can find it.
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