Thursday To-Do: Bombay Harambee | Rock Candy

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thursday To-Do: Bombay Harambee

Posted By on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 8:47 AM

click to enlarge Bombay Harambee plays a record-release show Thursday at White Water Tavern.
  • Bombay Harambee plays a record-release show Thursday at White Water Tavern.

BOMBAY HARAMBEE
9:30 p.m. White Water Tavern.


The guys in Little Rock's Bombay Harambee (David Aspesi, Alexander Jones, Trent Whitehead and Kurt Alaska) have been at it for several months now, honing their guitar-centric brand of indie rock with several shows across the state.

They're gonna be hitting it hard for the release of their debut EP, "You Know Better," with dates at White Water Tavern, Maxine's in Hot Springs on Friday, JR's Lightbulb Club in Fayetteville on Saturday and The Buccaneer Lounge in Memphis on Jan. 18.

The EP boasts some satisfying shredding on "Hopscotch" and the title track. The sound reminds me a bit of the icy, echoing guitar tone of Interpol. On several tracks (opener "Now You Know," "Millionaire"), the guitarists nail the sound of the meandering six-string excursions of probably their most pronounced influence, indie rock legends Pavement. "Boulevard" is an uptempo rocker that comes off like a punker-sounding Pixies. The band recorded "You Know Better" at Wolfman Studios, and it sounds fantastic, particularly the drums, but the mix is also right on. It's well worth your time.

Also performing will be Whale Fire and Collin vs. Adam, rounding out a bill of some of the best local rock bands.


Tags: , , ,


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • The legacy of Clunk

    On the lasting ripple effect of Chris Selby's Clunk Music Hall.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Chocolate gravy and such in Jasper

    • I'm from Amarillo,Tx. My Mother made this all the time. She is from Clinton,OK. I…

    • on November 17, 2018
 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation