28 July 2006

Emma La Reina

Emma La Reina has been on my list of bands I've been meaning to write about for a long time. Or long time in EAR FARM terms, which means since like December of last year. I was waiting because I wanted to see them live first, so consider this a half post - I'll be seeing them tonight. Why should you be interested in them? Because you like Mogwai and Pretty Girls Make Graves, because you love really great work on a drum kit, because you dig tasteful angular guitar blended with shoegaze notions and topped with dreamy female vocals. For an example of what I'm talking about, listen to the new track they just sent my way below ("Olympics"). I think it's pretty gosh darn special.

Listen:
“Olympics”
“Instraw Mental”

Visit Emma La Reina on MySpace.

See them live:
TONIGHT - 28 July 2006 - 9:00P in Brooklyn @ 10 Jay St., 2nd flr. (BYOB) - with Antiques (D.C.), The Harmony of Chaos, Limbs, and The Muggabears.