What better way to celebrate the re-election of our Irish president—Mr. Barack O’Bama—than to feature a young up-and-coming band from Dublin.
Little Green Cars is another band we serendipitously saw play while waiting for someone else to hit the stage at CMJ a couple weeks ago. And despite looking like wee babes these youngsters can rock out (they’re actually all around 20 years old, but they started the band when they were a mere 15).
Even though the band hails from Ireland, their sound is decidedly + heavily influenced by traditionally American song-writing. Their songs range from folksy to emotively rootsy rock with multi-part harmonies and choral vocals. When we saw them, they actually brought the room to a dead silence with their mic check. Which is saying a lot when you’re talking about a crowd of jaded New Yorkers who have likely already seen twenty bands that day.
Listen to their single—”The John Wayne”—below and watch the just-released video for the song.
The band will be releasing their debut album—produced by Markus Dravs (Mumford + Sons, Arcade Fire, Coldplay)—early next year. In the meantime, you can purchase “The John Wayne” + it’s b-side, “Witching Hour,” over at iTunes.
Obama go Brách!