Having been perfoming on the New York scene for about a year now, front man Paul Holmes' fuzzy vocals provide refreshingly relevant yet dark lyrics and melodies paired with upbeat rhythms. The resulting sound is what one bio described perfectly as music reminiscent of hazy recollections of long nights out in dimly lit bars and the following gray and guilty mornings.
Their debut EP To The Lions provides five solid tracks. Two that I found particularly noteworthy are 'Blogspot', which ironically criticizes the blog induced standard of cool in the modern indie music world, and the more gritty sounding 'Complaint 15', in which Holmes' really stretches his vocals, one of the factors that helps keep the album from feeling too poppy. Looking forward to hearing a lot more from this quality quintet in the future!
MP3: Blogspot - Paul And The Patients (YSI)
MP3: Complaint 15 - Paul And The Patients (YSI)
Here is a live performance of 'Complaint 15' at the Delancey in NYC.