myspace band of the week
I first discovered kuh through their cover of “Under the Sea” on the Disney Rocks!! compilation. Seeing as it was one of maybe two tracks that didn’t make me feel homosexual, I decided it might be a good idea to check these guys out.
Surprisingly, they have a ton of songs up on myspace, mostly from their first album KY! Perhaps more of a surprise, they are signed to Captain Haus Recordings, home of GALLOW, polyABC, and other cool shit. Considering their cover of “Under the Sea” was basically hipster electronica, I was expecting more of the same from this band. But strangely most of the stuff on their first album is downer indie rock. In fact, “J.U.N.O.” and “Tokio Nomad” from the catch one’s breath compilation are the only other hints of kuh’s electronic direction. But overall I’m impressed by both their electronic and indie rocks tracks. There is, however, one song named “水在月” that doesn’t fit the mold. This song has a heavy post-rock vibe and I just love it. I expect good things from these guys in the future.