Andy Bull, Beck, The Big Pink
I've been following Netherfriends for a while and it looks like the outfit, Chicago-based artist/producer Shawn Rosenblatt, is finally about to release their debut album, P3ace (pronounced "three peace"). While the Netherfriends' songs I'm familiar with sound nothing like "Uptown Boys," I'm not complaining. "Uptown Boys" is catchy, electronic indie pop at its finest. It's an addictive melody and Rosenblatt's voice brings to mind a strange mish-mash of Conor Oberst and The Hold Steady's Craig Finn. Very curious to see what's to come of this album.