Tuesday, January 5, 2010

CD Review: Boy Genius "Staggering" Toward Stardom

The Brooklyn band Boy Genius have tapped the vein of modern pop music with their second album "Staggering". The beginning hooks of "Scatterbrain" and "Blame Love" will have you singing along after only a couple of listens. Their sound shows similarities to the groups They Might Be Giants and Barenaked Ladies. The layered harmonies of "He Can't Hit" and "Staggering" gives a flowing feeling to its lyrics. The song "When Sunday Goes" is a pop hit in the making, nicely highlighted by the blare of horns. The album closer "Edison" has a nice rockabilly guitar found throughout the song.

Boy Genius will begin their winter tour on Friday, January 8th at Cafe Nine in New Haven. Their new album "Staggering" was produced by legendary producer Mitch Easter and will be released on January 26th on Greenpop Recordings. For more information on this east coast band, please visit www.myspace.com/boygeniuses

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great pick Jim-this band tore it up at the Mulcahy tribute in Dec. They'll be played on Homegrown thursday nite!!