Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Panther Style

Jeanne McClure - bass, vocals, Al Rodis - lead guitar, Melissa Koehl - guitar, backing vocals, Handsome Dan Lutger - drums

Are you looking for something to fill that void that The Pixies have left? Do you find yourself listing to surfer rosa at least twice a week? Do you wish they had recorded more songs with Kim Deal on lead vocals because there was just something too "chicky" about The Breeders? Look no further than Panther Style.
I caught this band last weekend at the Empty Bottle. Jeanne sounds a lot like Kim Deal, and plays bass, imagine that, but she has surrounded her self with great talent and isn't forced to carry the band, unlike The Breeders. Al is extremely talented and shines in the live solos. Dan Lutger's drums are sharp dynamic but not overwhelming, especially on the recordings, and Melissa adds a great dimension that The Breeders never had with her vocals and rhythm guitar.
If I was still 16 I think I would have gotten a fake just so I could get into clubs to see them. I do not know of any ep's out for them, they only had a mailing list at the merch table, but the four songs on their myspace page are of studio recording quality.

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