Boston's Yellabird know how to pack an incredible amount of energy into a short time-frame. Their latest effort, Little Brother, may only be comprised of five tracks, but each one will blow your mind--guaranteed. The guitar sound on this record is so fat and loud and the drums are so heavy, I'm constantly amazed that such intensity can come from only two people. I reviewed their previous EP, Mountainosaurus, and while those songs were all heavy in their own right, Little Brother raises the bar exponentially higher.
The highlight of this album for me is "Darlin', Sugar", with its fast pace and face-melting guitar work. I'd compare them to Queens of the Stone Age, but after listening to their songs for even a minute, you'd probably already guess that, and I'm sure they've heard that plenty of times as well.
Be sure to check out the band's Facebook page for updates about future shows and any other wicked cool stuff they might have going on.
-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)