I think I may be in love. You know that feeling after you form a crush…that first spark of interest leaving you wanting to know more. You possibly might become instantly infatuated. Sometimes when you learn more they turn out to be not what you hoped or expected. Other times though you end up falling a little harder. It might be love or it might just be a really big crush, but either way it’s something.
My current gushing sighing crush is with the Austin, TX band Black Books. When I first heard their song Green Screen, I thought man this is all over the place dynamically sometimes, the guitars seem to be everywhere… but I fucking love it. And the voice…it’s perhaps a little Band of Horses, perhaps a little Jim James in all his bearded glory but mostly a lot of amazing in it’s own right. I think fans of My Morning Jacket will be crushing right along with me when you hear this group.
Black Books EP is available for FREE download on their website.
[Bonus] Black Books: The Big Idea