ARTIST / BAND: THE EXPLORERS CLUB
SONG (MP3): Do You Love Me?
ALBUM: Freedom Wind
FILE UNDER: Psychedelic / Rock / Pop
LABEL: DEAD OCEANS
INFO: Freedom Wind CD / LP (DOC007, released: 05/20/08)
Great indie rock bands have long made a habit of recasting the music of our parents' youth. Turn on Dr. Dog, Olivia Tremor Control, or the Black Angels for just a few examples of bands who make glorious new music in classic molds. Now take the idea a step further. Take the homage just far enough that you can imagine yourself experiencing, say, the Beach Boys in their prime, but with fresh songs not tempered by a generation of Sweatin' to the Oldies. This is elation without irony. This is the Explorers Club's debut album, Freedom Wind.