L.A.-based EARLIMART has always been a bit too averse to verse-chorus-verse convention for me to ever feel overly cuddly and comfortable with them. That's probably just the way they wanted it.
I'm not sure I'd say that band leader AARON ESPINOZA has toned down his experimental impulses all that much on new CD MENTOR TORMENTOR, but I'll be damned if "Answers and Questions" doesn't sport a legitimate, buoyant chorus. And things get almost-but-not-quite sprightly on the piano-dotted, ARIANA MURRAY-whispersung "Happy Alone."
EARLIMART on MySPACE.
EARLIMART in various North American locales >>>
Sep 16 2007 8:00P/Treasure Island Music Festival/San Francisco, California
Sep 27 2007 8:00P/Doug Fir Lounge/Portland, Oregon
Sep 28 2007 8:00P/Crocodile Cafe/Seattle, Washington
Sep 29 2007 8:00P/Pit Pub/Vancouver
Oct 2 2007 8:00P/400 Bar/Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 3 2007 8:00P/Schuba’s/Chicago, Illinois
Oct 4 2007 8:00P/Grog Shop/Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 5 2007 8:00P/El Mocambo/Toronto
Oct 6 2007 8:00P/Pop Montreal Music Festival @ Main Hall/Montreal
From the LP MENTOR TORMENTOR, 2007 >>>
[MP3] "Answers and Questions"
[MP3] "Happy Alone"
From the LP TREBLE & TREMBLE, 2004 >>>
[MP3] "The Hidden Track"
From the LP EVERYONE DOWN HERE, 2003 >>>
[MP3] "The Movies"
From the EP THE AVENUES, 2003 >>>