P.S. Eliot

Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds (album, Mediafire)

I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say that I am heartbroken by the fact that I missed the opportunity to see P.S. Eliot several times on their summer tour with Hop Along. But, I’m really jazzed about the fact that they toured to promote a full-length album and that their album is out now on Salinas Records. (You can order a copy via PayPal or mail order here for either $7.50 or $10, depending on how you choose to pay).

P.S. Eliot is a four-piece from Birmingham, Alabama that plays fantastic fuzzed-out pop with catchy hooks and lyrics that are easy to learn and sing along with (which is fantastic — honestly, most of the time, if it’s not fast-paced and you can’t sing along with it, I’m really not all that interested).

“Like How You Are” is one of my stand-out favorite tracks from the album (it appeared on the band’s Bike Wreck demo and I’m really glad they found a place for it on their full-length). Whenever I listen to it, I can’t help but be reminded of My So-Called Life and an intense conversation between Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano that culminated with Angela saying, “Why do you have to be like that?” (Jordan: “Like what?”) “Like how you are.”

I love this record because it sounds like something I could have made with my best friends. These are lyrics we could have written, hooks we could have fumbled through in my parents’ basement, sentiments we could have shared sitting on the edge of the railroad bridge over the river. These songs are young, but in the most adult and aware of ways.

I really want to see P.S. Eliot next time they’re in the area. You can check them out on their MySpace

(Side note: You do not even want to know how many times I listened to their demo before I caught onto the fact that their name is a pun on “T.S. Eliot.”)

Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds (album, Mediafire)

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About K.

25 year old book, comic, zine, and record enthusiast. Favorite things include: 7"s, books about teen sleuths, and rabbits.
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