Friday, March 21, 2008

Thank God it’s Friday’s song of the day

Allow me to introduce you to We Barbarians, a trio from Long Beach, California. Apparently these guys started selling their self-released EP In the Doldrums at shows and via mail order last November.

I’ve been digging their song "Yesmen and Bumsuckers" since it was KEXP’s featured song of the day earlier this month. Frontman David Quon’s voice has a weathered, dangerous, no-stranger-to-hard-drinking quality (kinda like Greg Dulli, but in a good way). Impassioned without being overwrought.

They’ve got some live dates later this month in Southern California, and then in the Northwest in mid-May (including Neumos in Seattle on May 18th), opening for Tokyo Police Club on both legs.

Here’s “Yesmen and Bumsuckers” from We Barbarians:

Also check out the great We Barbarians in-studios available gratis over at Daytrotter.

Anyone see these guys at SXSW? Carr?

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