Friday, October 14, 2011

Artist Spotlight: The Little Indians

Well, here's the first of hopefully many future positives to come out of the nasty break between Ben Liebsch and the rest of You, Me, And Everyone We Know. Augustine Rampolla and Kyle Gibson has teamed up to make The Little Indians, which features Gibson on drums and Rampolla working every other tool in the band, including production and songwriting. Rampolla finally gets to show off the creative talent that may have been dampened by Liebsch's leadership in You, Me, And Everyone We Know with the two tracks off the band's debut digital 7". Opening track "Let's Split" is an obvious reaction to Ben's betrayal and the band's decision to break up, a predictable topic for a song by Rampolla, but the track contains a contagious chorus to support the aggressiveness of the lyrics. "What Makes You Grin" is extremely similar to tracks off You, Me, And Everyone We Know's former tour mates Hellogoodbye's latest album Would It Kill You, while adding in a touch of Beach Boy influenced harmonies. With the announcement that Liebsch is playing a show as You, Me, And Everyone We Know in the coming days, it seems that the intense breakup may lead to more positivity than misery for the fans. Two great bands are better than one, even if the sound and quality of Some Things Don't Wash Out may never be matched. You can download the digital 7" for free on The Little Indians' Bandcamp here.

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