NOT SQUARES provide ASYLUM for those of us fed up with the doldrums

you said you lived in an asylum

♫ Not Squares – Asylum

Not Squares are one of the more exciting bands I’ve heard lately. “Asylum” is a whirl of energy with it’s frenetic percussion and punchy vocals taking no prisoners in it’s assault on boredom. The song’s lyrics are a simple declaration and a straightforward observation, the music clearly preferring to shake your ass than stress your brain. Hailing from Belfast they sound like the sweaty teenage love-child of The Dodos and Late Of The Pier (if only those bands were still making good music). “Asylum” is one half of the Asylum / Bi Ki Na single and the latter is even more unhinged while still maintaining that magically tight madness. Their MySpace is regrettably sparse, music-wise, but after hearing 3 jams by these guys I am putting my money on an eventual great album, not to mention live show. Word is they play shows wherever they can so you know their chops are honed and they are just waiting for your invitation. I’m sending mine over right now.

Bury your face in MySpace /// eMusic too

6 replies
  1. hen
    hen says:

    yo hey brandon.. i should really try to listen to your picks sooner. i downloaded this track immediately but only really listened to it today.. imagine the good time i could have had the past weeks enjoying the song.. anyway, trying to spread the word: http://goldhenne.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/not-s… (although they made it to the recommender already – but still!)

  2. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    You waited that long to listen to a TBE selection!??!?! Haha, I'm just kidding. I know exactly what it's like to have those mp3s pile up like crazy. Yeah, I saw it on The Reccomender too but he aint giving no TBE love. Thanks for yours!

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