Bands to Watch #194: Les Savy Fav

By on Thursday, 9th September 2010 at 12:00 pm

As I sat there the other day scrolling through my iTunes and generally not knowing who to listen to I cropped up on an old favourite of mine, Les Savy Fav. After listening through their third album ‘Go Forth’, I figured it was time to see what they’ve been up to lately and on the brink of releasing a new album things can again only look good for this band.

Forming in 1995 this group have managed to produce five albums, all of which add something different to their repertoire. Not content with plodding along at the same pace, churning out track after track, Les Savy Fav have tried to produce something new which each LP.

Obviously influenced by bands such as Fugazi, the New York quintet are masters of the noise rock subgenre and often deviate into the realms of indie, art rock and post-punk. Arguably their best album is 2007’s ‘Let’s Stay Friends’ which propels them from just a post-hardcore outfit into different territory in which they flourish. Tracks such as ‘Brace Yourself’ and ‘Scotchgard The Credit Card’ are fantastic examples of this.

The new album ‘Root For Ruin’ is another step forward for the band and even though it’s possibly not as hard hitting as some of their previous work, the band seem to have matured and written some catchy as hell rock songs. Watch the video for ‘Brace Yourself’ below.


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