sloppy joe

December 9, 2010

myspace band of the week

sloppy joe is a Brit-pop influenced indie band from Tokyo.  They released their first CD single Trying To Be Funny in 2006.  They later released two 7″ singles, Trying To Be Funny and Portrait on their cubbyhole fabrication label.

Both singles and their b-sides are available on myspace in demo form.  Their latest “Portrait” is a nice nostalgic piece with a smooth trumpet line.  Its b-side “The Country” has more of a country vibe but is catchier.  I tend to be drawn to their trumpet songs overall but they’re all great rock songs.

The band is currently writing their debut album.  Their Trying To Be Funny single is out out of print, but you can still pick up Portrait from Jet Set Records like I did.


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