SKIP THE NEEDLE ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC BY J D SA MSON PHOTO: R ENA E BENAVENT E
It’s 2014 and the band I’m writing about has no music on the internet. I can wrangle up some videos shot by amazed fans with shocked and trembling hands, but the audio is blown out (and for good reason). There’s plenty of photographs of their heads craned back and guitars pointed to the sky. The arc of the rock star. But there is no recorded music. One reason for this phenomenon is that the band only began playing 6 months ago, but the other is way more magical. They don’t have an agenda. This is a band that was born out of playing music, and is living for exactly that. No bells, no whistles. Just pure love of the game.