Friday, October 13, 2006

Page France

Baltimore's Page France feature Michael Nau (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Whitney McGraw (glockenspiel, keyboards, vocals), Clinton Jones (drums), and Jasen Reeder (bass). The indie rock quartet formed in 2004 and issued its debut album, Come, I'm a Lion, a year later. Indie rock fans were wowed by Nau's earnestness, and the press compared to him to the likes of Jeff Tweedy and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst. Page France's sophomore effort, Hello, Dear Wind, arrived in fall 2005; it was later reissued via Suicide Squeeze in fall 2006.

The band's music tends to be emotional and their songs tend to have simple melodies. Page France is sometimes compared to Sufjan Stevens for their use of uncommon instruments such as the glockenspiel and banjo.

The band has been characterised by some as Christian due to a number of references song lyrics and titles. However, lyricist Michael Nau counters: "The 'Christian band' inquiry wears me out, to be honest. As for the Christian symbols in my writing - sometimes I don’t even realise that they exist until someone points them out to me. There’s really no reason; it just rolled out that way.

Check the Page France if you still haven't. Highly Recommended!

Page France - Daytrotter Sessions
Page France @ MySpace
Page France @ PureVolume

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