I finally got around to listening to some of these discs piling up in my room over the weekend, and the National Eye's Roomful of Lions was the only one I didn't advance any tracks forward. Usually I like to give a half dozen listens before making an official decision, but I see Matt got a head start on me, so I might as well chime in. Plus, it's really really good.
The song Matt posts "Ag1" has a melody that is much like something that might be on Daisies of the Galaxy by the Eels. "Waves of Love" could almost be an Andrew Bird song, while "Ag2" is... is... hmmm... good.
I try not to be an mp3 blog... so when I do spotlight new mp3s, they have my highest endorsement.
National Eye - Waves of Love
National Eye - Ag2
Again, Matt has "Ag1."
The album is released February 14th, and if you buy an $8-ticket to their release show in Philadelphia on February 17th, you get their album for free! Fellow-Phillies, the Spinto Band, performas well. Tix here.