Friday, May 2, 2008

Explode :: Lemonface

Hello folks - it's Friday again and you know what that means. Sumnah time. This week, my blog entry slightly saddens me. This song, called "Explode" is by a local indie band from the D.C. area. Lemonface is actually a group of three extremely talented high schoolers. When I first saw them, it was almst two years ago at a street festival - Adam's Morgan Day 2006 in Washington, D.C. I was wandering the food stands with my friend Rebekah when we stumbled upon the smaller music stage at the end of the block. Three kids were on stage tuning up. The guitarist looked particularly tiny and Rebekah and I debated with each other about whether or not he was actually going to play or if he was just hanging out up there waiting for the real band. When it became clear that these kids were in fact the entire band by themselves, Rebe and I sat down on the curb to watch thinking it was going to be cute as hell. They started playing and the tiny guitarist came up to the mic and starting roaring out lyrics in what was certainly an adolescent voice, but ith no sounds that could be described as "cute." They were amazing. Rebe and I turned to each other in shock and we both just said, "Whoa." I used to listen to them fairly frequently on myspace last year at work, but in the past six months or so I hadn't stopped by their page to see what they were up to, so this week I decided to check them out again. To my great disapointment, I discovered that Lemonface was no more! Although the guitarist (no longer quite so teeny tiny), Richard, and the drummer, Brendan, are still playing together (I would HIGHLY recommend giving them a listen at myspace.com/richardandbrendan), the bassist, Dana has left the band. At any rate, they're still keeping up their myspace page and stil selling their awesome EP, so head over to myspace.com/lemonface and give them some love. Like always, I'm a sucker for catchy melodies and tight harmonies and they are phenomenal at both. It's just good powerpop. At any rate, this video is a live performance of the newest song they have up on myspace (which is not on their EP), but I would really recommend heading to the page itself and listening to the studio recordings bcause they're very good and the sound quality on this video isn't the best. Enjoy!

Lemonface, "Explode" (Be sure to listen to Danas vocal part during the chorus - the girl has some pipes!)


Until next week!

4 comments:

Dana said...

Sumner-

It is wonderful to know that we still have fans even in our absence. While we are no longer together in a band, the three of us remain friends and I will be sure to send them this link!

Thank you so much!

Dana said...

Sumner-

It is wonderful to know that we still have fans even in our absence. While we are no longer together in a band, the three of us remain friends and I will be sure to send them this link!

Thank you so much!

Dana
myspace.com/danawilentz

.:m-e-g-g-o:. said...

these kids rock! i'm so glad you shared them with us :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to Richard and Brendan's new songs!! www.myspace.com/richardandbrendan
These guys are going places, for real