Wednesday, April 8, 2009

LA Love: Princeton

Hello Hello - !

This week on LA Love, we're visiting Princeton -- no, not the New Jersey town, nor the Ivy League university that resides there.

We're talking LA indie-poppers Princeton, a Beatles-meets-Belle-and-Sebastian trio who released the Bloomsbury EP last summer and have been on constant repeat in my car on those long LA commutes as of late.

First time I saw them live was at the Echo for a Thanksgiving Eve extravaganza with fellow locals the Flying Tourbillon Orchestra (stay tuned for more on them). It was like watching a band play on a tropical island, not a care in the world. They pretty much sealed the deal when they donned those hand-made construction paper headdresses we all used to make in 5th grade, and sang a tune about giving thanks to your friends and neighbors.

Bloomsbury is a 4-song EP about a group of intellectuals who lived in London in the early 1900s, but don't let that trick you into thinking this is some pretentious Oxford Comma-Columbia University tomfoolery (ok fine, I do like "Oxford Comma"...). Sure, the boys wear boat shoes and sweaters at their shows, but they also come up with awesome pop songs like "Eminent Victorians" -- have a listen below:

(Photo credit: Laura Heffington via Myspace)

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