April 24, 2011
Art direction: Ezra Furman / Cover photo by Christopher Benbow
In acknowledgment of the fact of there being no lazier means to describe a newer band’s sound than by comparing that sound to other bands who have come before, I’ll say that if you find merit in the music of the Violent Femmes, the Pixies, Neutral Milk Hotel, Tim Buckley, They Might Be Giants, The Posies and/or The Moldy Peaches, then you will assuredly find something to like about Mysterious Power by Ezra Furman and the Harpoons.
I’m up to my armpits in new music most days at the day job, so as a personal rule, I have to be fairly taken with the band and their music if I’m going to design something music related outside of work. Such was the case with this band. A great band made up of great guys, I’m surprised they’re not bigger. Listen up.