With the World Cup finally at a close and Spain with a victory in-hand, I find it only fitting to draw your attention to one of my new favorite bands:  Barcelona.  Ok, maybe the mere fact that the name of the band coincides with a city in Spain isn’t enough to relate it to the World Cup, but I’m the one writing the post and I do what I want.

barcelona2Barcelona is actually from Seattle, WA and has nothing to do with Spain.  But don’t fret, this band is just as 1st rate as the Spanish World Cup team.  Again, not related but trust me they are worth it.  I first came across these guys after hearing the song “Come Back When You Can” in a video I was watching online.  In the end, I was more concerned about the song than I was the video (sorry guy that made the video), and it brought me right to their debut big label release: Absolutes.

My personal favorites lean heavily towards their slower songs:  “Get Up”, “Please Don’t Go” and “First Floor People.”  These guys definitely have a knack for creating simple, emotionally-driven songs that you can’t help but listen to over and over again.  Like “Baby Beluga” for a 3-year-old.  Kids just can’t get enough Raffi.  It’s like a well-known fact.

Unfortunately, I didn’t see a lot of tour dates out there for these guys, so if you fall in love with them (which you will) you’ll just have to wait a little while to see the real thing.  It’s ok though because it’ll just build up the anticipation while you listen to Absolutes over and over again.  I’ve listened to it almost 40 times in three days (actually about 3 times, but that’s pretty close to 40) and the anticipation is killing me (softly of course.)

About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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