Sleeping in the Aviary
SONG THAT GOT US: "Write On [mp3]"
ON THE TUBES:MySpace, Web site, YouTube
RECORD LABEL: Science of Sound
WHY THEM? After rounding out their membership with (what else) an accordionist/musical-saw player, Madison four-piece Sleeping in the Aviary have achieved a locomotive brand of amphetamined Americana. If Conor Oberst knew how to throw a party, this is the type of music that might break out before the sheriff shows up. Sometimes vocalist/guitarist Elliot Kozel sounds like he’s trying to scream the memory of lost love out of his body . . . from the bathtub. Hear them for yourself when they come to P.A.’s on August 29.
BONUS BIT! Drummer Michael Sienkowski mans a fantastic Kinksian side-project called Whatfor, which is sort of a Strokes-storm-the-Village-Green proposition — and it’s largely successful.