ARTIST / BAND: THE CZARS
SONG (MP3): I AM THE MAN
FILE UNDER: Rock / Electronica / Country
LABEL: Bella Union
INFO: From shuffling west coast pop and crashing electronica to velvelty blues and delicate ballads, Denver's The Czars sound like no other band. They are a unique group who seem to defy categorization taking in everything from eighties guitar drone, shoe-gazing to alt-country. Built around John Grant's vocals and song writing, The Czars reflect his eclectic tastes as diverse as Kraftwerk, Patsy Cline, Tom Waits and Nina Simone. Their haunting yet rousing live performances are more than a match for their acclaimed albums like The Ugly People Vs. The Beautiful People, and Goodbye, the latter of which was in Uncut's Top 50 albums of 2004. The Czars have headlined several tours throughout Europe, the UK, and the United States. They have also toured with or opened for The Flaming Lips, Low, The Dirty Three, Calexico, David Gray, The Album Leaf, The Dears, 16 Horsepower, Ween, Viva Voce, Hem, Imperial Teen, and Elf Power. After 10 years, 3 full-length releases on Bella Union, 4 EPs, countless tours, and a few member changes, the strength and vitality of the music continues to grow. read more from the source...