MP3 Gingerbread Patriots - Wax Lips And Hummingbirds
sugary indie pop infused with electronic bits and pieces to yummy it up a bit.
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Psychedelic, POP: Bubblegum Pop
Gingerbread Patriots are a band out of Albuquerque, NM that plays catchy indie pop. Megan McGaughy, Ed Burch, and brothers John and Jeshua Brophy have been playing together for 3 years. Drawing influences from artists such as Pavement, Slowdive, and Elliot Smith, they have been compared to Architecture in Helsinki, Earlimart, and even Grandaddy. Gingerbread Patriots have shared the stage with bands such as Enon, Mates of State, Aqueduct, Roots of Orchis, Hot IQs, Viva Voce, The Handsome Family, Bettie Serveert and many more with hundreds of shows under their fancy belts.
"What starts off as a sort of creepy, post-apocalyptic nod to Henry Mancini turns out to be one of the brightest indie pop debut albums ever to come out of the dusty Southwest. The lilting, almost angelic lyrics of John Brophy are backed by simplistically quaint but effective melodies. Strums of acoustic guitar are offset by the brisk melodic plinks of a xylophone or the slow burn of a high-pitched electronic surge."
By Kevin Hopper
For the Albuquerque Journal
"Wax Lips and Hummingbirds, is an album that shifts back and forth from enigmatic cacophony to pure pop harmony and makes me imagine I''m slowly floating down a lazy river in my rowboat. On mild hallucinogens, perhaps. The independently recorded and mastered album also represents an accomplishment in production; it''s clear and professionally mixed, but completely unpretentious. Rife with hits and compositional brilliance, I predict this album will find its way into the hearts of more than a few who listen to it."
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
for the weekly alibi