October 12, 2005
the happy bullets
I love this song, "The Vice and Virtue Ministry" (off the album of the same name), especially how the background vocal seems to swell up from a hollow stairwell over and over again. Not to mention the simple guitar riff that the song hangs on. I keep hearing The Shins when I listen to The Happy Bullets. I'm not saying they sound like The Shins, it's just something about the feel... and the reaching falsetto that presents the listener with one of a number of hooks in this tight little indie pop number.
Formed in Dallas back in 2003, the band now contains Jason Roberts - writer, vocals, keyboard, guitar; Tim Ruble - writer, vocals, keyboard, horns, guitar; Andrea Roberts - bassist, vocals; Josh McKibben - guitar, horns, vocals; Rhett Jones - drums; Kris Youmans - cello.
+ The Vice and Virtue Ministry
+ Learning to Love the Factory
+ If You Were Mine
IF these mp3 links don't work, try going here.
LABEL: undeniable records
MySpace Page: http://myspace.com/thehappybullets
at 10:55 PM