Thursday, January 3, 2002

Review - The Evidents

Artist: The Evidents

Posted on Thu, Jan 3, 2002 at 4:00 AM

The Evidents
Label: Bupkis!
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: The Evidents

If you're the kind of person who heard the ragged vitality of the song "BBC" in the first Austin Powers movie, waxed nostalgic for the 1960's you never even knew and thought, "They don't write them like that anymore;" well, they do.

The Evidents' self-titled CD evokes the shimmy-shaking of the Yardbirds and the raw heat (and sometimes the drum rolls) of the surf rockin' Ventures. Even the spirit of the Monkees was definitely hanging around while the band was honing its sharp post-punk style (and hone they have, as their live shows get ever better). This isn't to cast The Evidents as imitators or bubble-gum artists. If this is bubble gum, the sugar has definitely been sucked out. While their sound is of that era, their gritty texture and energy are right here, right now. So, you want a new spin on a golden era? Spin this. And just try to keep yourself from dancing.

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