Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Boy Genius

Boy Genius is an indie rock quartet originating from Brooklyn. The band members are two guys, Jason Korenkiewicz (vocals, guitar, harmonica) and Jeffrey Mensch (bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals)] and two ladies, Lisa Klimkiewicz (drums, melodica, backing vocals) and Marisa Cerio (guitar, backing vocals) (the latter of whom replaced recording guitarist Christopher Amann). Boy Genius has been often compared to bands like Pavement, the Feelies, the Go Betweens and Reckoning-era R.E.M.

They released their debut EP last year, Eureka, and it was met with universal acclaim. Their debut LP, Anchorage, was recorded at Seaside Lounge in Park Slope, Brooklyn with Josh Clark (who recorded the first Beirut album and the most recent New Pornographers record).

Anchorage is an enjoyable collection of eleven pop tunes, delivered in somewhat lo-fi fashion, but still catchy and entertaining. The arrangements are quite simple with frequent twists so that they don't repeat too often. Jason's vocals could probably sound much better if the production would be better. However, backed with Marisa's voice, it still makes a fine lead on this self-released record. This is a solid debut album and should be certainly checked out. Recommended!

Boy Genius - Radio Silence
Boy Genius - Tied In Two
Boy Genius @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Magnetic Fields - Distortion (2008) !!!
Au - Au (2007) !!!
VA - Pitchfork Top 100 Singles Of 2007

Alela Diane - The Pirate's Gospel !!!
Does It Offen You Yeah? - You Have No Idea...
Maps - We Can Create
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend


Panda Bear - Person Pitch

The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bright Eyes, Bark Psychosis, My Bloody Valentine, The Unicorns

Bright Eyes - Live On KCRW 2003

Stretch Arm Strong - A Revolution Transmission
Brand New - The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
Blink 182 - Enema Of The State


12:05 PM  
Blogger The Frenchman said...

Hey beautiful, the new brett anderson album, please?

1:07 PM  
Anonymous groovemastermike said...

first, a recognition of the sainthood-worthy work you do.

second, a request for some ari hest?

pretty please?
i hear his version of hallelujah and im just in LOVE with his falsetto

4:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you could get some silver jews, I would make you sandwich, whenever you wanted it.

great work!

6:08 AM  

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