Friday, March 6, 2009

Review: New People "The Easy Thing"

There are New People in Madison, WI. These New People I am referring to are a trio consisting of Matt Ackerman (guitar/vocals), Mark Lint (bass/vocals), and Julian Salgado Laredo (drums). Matt and Mark tag team with the singing and songwriting, like John Rzeznik and Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls.

As the cool cartoon artwork implies, these guys seem to make having fun the priority here. They describe their music as so: "We're aiming for direct rock/pop here with nice harmonies over a sort of a grunge base, but we've got wide tastes, and the music will inevitably reflect that". After listening to "The Easy Thing", I'd have to agree. The guitar tones and their playing style does smack of grunge or garage, but there are lots of other elements in the music that add a poppier shine to the majority of the tracks. For example, the guys make great effort to incorporate memorable harmonies into every track.

Highlights for me included "Love is the Problem", "Kite", and "New People". Sample some tracks for yourself today at their web site below and see if these people speak your language. Especially recommended if you like Local H, Eve 6, and Meatpuppets.

The New People : Official site.

Music video for "Love Is The Problem":

1 comment:

Mark Lint said...

Hey, Bill. Thanks for the review!