Say Hi To Your Mom and Dirty on Purpose play Beat Kitchen - Oh My Rockness

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Say Hi To Your Mom and Dirty on Purpose play Beat Kitchen

July 12, 2006
Two really good indie pop bands from NYC bring their melodic joy to Beat Kitchen. Headlining is Say Hi to Your Mom, a.k.a. Eric Elbogen, who plays wonderful bedroom pop songs with heavy reliance on the home computer. These are synth-laden, utterly catchy songs with playful lyrics that, among other things, take the piss out of hipsters and cats. Though the lyrics may border on cynical, the music itself is very sweet and heartfelt, a big reason why Say Hi to Your Mom works so well. One of the most underrated lo-fi geek acts for sure.

Brooklyn's Dirty on Purpose have been compared to Belle and Sebastian, The Cure and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Not bad company. These comparisons likely arise from Dirty on Purpose's mellow yet moody music. Their songs are that of heartache played over fuzzy, guitar-heavy instrumentation (think shoegazing with keyboards). But the melodies are too quirky and the music too rich to be downright depressing. Rather, they provoke a melancholic mood at their slowest and a subtle elation at their most atmospheric. Dirty on Purpose are one of the few Brooklyn bands that won't be compared to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars and that whole art-rock-post-punk thing. These guys are something else.

Say Hi To Your Mom and Dirty on Purpose play Beat Kitchen, on Friday, July 21st.


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