So, You think it’s Hot Here? (Polyvinyl)
by Tim Den
Paris, Texas is an indie rock band with many subtle influences coming together to make one rockin’, unique sound. You’ve got jazzy, playful bass with jangly guitars on top, and a singer who sounds like he could’ve fronted Nation Of Ulysses. They take the rawness of Dischord-core but add a dose of poppy vocals, making the mix very danceable but not atonal (like DC indie rock usually calls for). Mods and emo geeks, unite!