Thursday, May 5, 2011

This Is My Suitcase

Combine Say Anything, Panic! At The Disco, Foxy Shazam, and Jack's Mannequin. Add a few scoops of classic rock guitar solos. Blend together. Congratulations, you have now described This Is My Suitcase. Their newest free EP Four, The Birds, shows influences from every single one of those bands, and pulls it off very successfully. The songs are all piano led, but don't confuse this band for being a straightforward pop-rock band. There's a quirkiness contained within the band, as moments of mellow, poppy Jack's Mannequin turn into insane Foxy Shazam like shouts and guitars, such as in "At Least The Geese Survived". The lo-fi feel and the band's willingness to add some experimentation to the tracks may keep the band from being accessible to mainstream audiences, but This Is My Suitcase created a unique sound for themselves that should easily win over people looking for something new. You can stream and download the EP right here on the band's Bandcamp page.

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