It’s been too long since I’ve written anything about local music on this site.
It’s been too long since I’ve written about any music at all, now that I think of it.
It’s sort of funny that when I was working in music radio, all I wanted to do was write about sports. Now that I’m writing about sports for a living, I miss being around music.
After a one tweet guilt trip from Tommy Joyner (@MilkBoyTommy), here is the first step in a renewed effort to put more music on this site.
I first discovered The Fleeting Ends during the final year of Loud and Local. They’ve got a couple of attributes that almost always appeal to me immediately; harmonies and short songs with good hooks. When you add in the ability to somehow sound like they’re from the UK even though they’re from (I think) Delco, it’s pretty much an unstoppable combination. If Billie Joe Armstrong can sound like he’s from the UK and be from the bay area, these guys can do it from around here.
If you’re looking for a “sounds like this …” sort of thing, which is usually unfair but almost always helpful, I’d say that if you ever enjoyed Blur, The Fleeting Ends would be right up your alley.
They’ve got a new album coming out on January 29th called “Our Eyes Are Peeled,” and you can stream the first four songs on the album right here:
You can preorder their new album on their Bandcamp Page.
You can follow them on Twitter @TheFleetingEnds.
You can like them on Facebook on, well, their Facebook page.
You can purchase their older material on Amazon.
And you can see them perform on Loud and Local in the videos below.