Daytrotter a Day #16: Vox & the Hound (Released 06.28.12)
Looking at the title of the first track, "Mom's Origami," I had to ask, "Why the hell wouldn't you call the song 'Mommy's Origami?'" Then I pressed play. What starts innocently enough as midtempo keyboard-driven indie rock explodes into a double-time jam portion halfway through. They keep up the pace for the remainder, adding in a croaky organ melody. "Mary Got Married" had me nodding my head to the piano and tapping my feet to the drums. "Cheap & Out of Place" feels like a Dr. Dog outtake until Daniel Ray rips into a wailing trombone solo before the final section. I didn't pay as much attention to the lyrics as I normally would, but that's because I was grooving too much. I'll download and listen again. And buy their album. And EP.
I had honestly never even heard of this band before today. So if you'd like to try your hand at discovering some new music, sign up for Daytrotter now.