Even more news from The Privates: They've just re-launched their website, and they've made Motion available for download (for only $5) via Bandcamp. From my Critic's Pick for tomorrow night's release show at The Basement:
The Privates' appreciation for the cream of the indie-rock crop is well-documented: Their performance as the backing band for Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser on a song at The Basement last October received national coverage. Their latest EP Motion, however, is rife with nods to rock 'n' roll greats of yesteryear. Songs like "You Never Take Me Dancing" and "The Breeze" reveal a likely admiration for Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson and The Clash, and their asymmetrical, sharp pop is as punk-infused as it is infectious. The Privates' powerhouse rhythm section provides sturdy legs for frontman Dave Paulson's frenetic melodies and sideman Ryan Norris' key and lead guitar flourishes. Perhaps most importantly, Motion captures the energy of The Privates' raucous live show without sacrificing polish.
Tristen and Hotpipes open. Don't forget to , which the boys were kind enough to provide us with, and click here to stream March 30's episode of "Out the Other" with woman-about-town and power-blogger Janet Timmons.