Monday, March 26, 2007

The Henry Clay People - Blacklist The Kid With The Red Moustache

The Henry Clay People

[MP3] The Henry Clay People - The Untitled Communist Song
[MP3] The Henry Clay People - Elly Vs The Eczema Princess

The Henry Clay People have been at the top of my long list of local L.A. bands I-still-need-to-see-but-can't-manage-to-catch for way too long. Since September the Glendale by way of Orange County power pop quartet have played just about every east side venue and are really starting to build a small and fierce following.

The Henry Clay People started as a project between two brothers and two school friends who bonded over a love of The Replacements and Pavement. Both influences show heavily in their songs. When it comes to describing their sound the band replies "we simply do the best with what we got." If you ask me there is still something incredibly original and unique about their quirky guitar driven tracks.

After hearing the band's first self released album, Birdman & The Squid, Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You!) and Colin Stewart (Frog Eyes, Destroyer) agreed to produce the band's second full length, Blacklist The Kid With The Red Moustache - which is available NOW. The record was later mixed by Harris Newman (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake) and in true DIY fashion every aspect of the album was fully funded by the band themselves.

Blacklist The Kid With The Red Moustache is a fun and engaging record loaded with soaring guitar riffs, tons of moxy, and a personality that pulls the listener in.

Fans can purchase the new album from the band's myspace page. If you live in LA you can purchase the record at the band's shows or at Amoeba Records. Be sure to catch The Henry Clay People at their CD Release Show April 4th at The Scene in Glendale.


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