Sunday, August 11, 2013
Artist of the Day: The Greek Favourites
About four years ago, while at a hole in the wall venue in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, I eagerly awaited Weatherbox to take the stage (if you could call it that) during their first tour of the east coast. The show’s lineup consisted of Weatherbox, the headliner, All Get Out, and a local band I never heard of called The Greek Favourites. The latter being a trio of guys who looked around my age, 18 at the time. They plugged in first, and completely played their heart's out to a room of only 10 people. If you couldn't see the crowd, you would've bet that they were playing the most important show of their lives. The energy that the band had was immense and raw. The music was furiously fast and cathartic. It was emo-revival at its finest. Flash forward to this year, and The Greek Favourites have finally released their debut album, What Do You Know About the World Being Such a Coward.
Playing a style of music typical to the Pennsylvania emo-revival, The Greek Favourites began as understudies to bands such as Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader. Now that those bands have unfortunately dissolved, The Greek Favourites have their time to shine. Conjoining the tangled rhythms of Kinsella-inspired instrumentation with the electric rawness of Title Fight, the band is truly a unique standout. They are currently working on a followup album, and touring sporadically throughout the east coast.
Check out their bandcamp and purchase their new LP here.