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The Sound of Urchin

By · December 7th, 2000 · Gig of the Week
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While the self-titled major label debut from New Hope, Pennsylvania's The Sound of Urchin has chunky guitar riffs, some funky, soulful beats and rapped lyrics, you won't soon be confusing them with the thug rockers currently being signed by majors with the regularity of a bran junkie.

The EP, co-produced by fellow New Hope native Dean "of Ween" Ween, is stockpiled with slippery song structures, daft humor and a wonderful eclecticism. It's impossible to pigeonhole SoU -- "Quiz Show Spy" has a wild energy akin to the MC5, "Space Station on the 4, 5 & 6" is a twisted Funk opus and "Fearless Vampire Killers" is a sly, crunchy and melodic love song. That kind of diversity is an essential element of the band, both live and on record -- the group promises no two shows are the same and, admirably, say they never do a song the same way twice.

With Modern Rock radio favorites SR-71 and local faves Zoe's Crush at Bogart's on Sunday.

 
 
 
 

 

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