Music You Should Know:
Genre: Indie Pop/Rock
5 Words or Less: Why Are They Not Signed?
The Sound: If Simon and Garfunkel had babies, taught them to play electric, and blessed them with the ability to write songs that will have you singing along after one listen, you’d have Harper Blynn.
There’s no other way to describe a group made up of a guy from Chicago named Pete, another one from Philly called J., a Dutch bass player named Whynot, and an Indian drummer named Sarab Singh.
They’re like a Benetton ad for music, and that’s a good thing.
The band has just released their sophomore album, Busy Hands, and they’ve managed to do what most signed bands can’t: Avoid the sophomore slump.
The press agrees:
Time Out New York said:
If pop hooks were Monopoly money, this foursome would be buying hotels on Park Place by now.
With songs this good and albums this strong, the sky is indeed the limit for this Brooklyn group. Here’s to album number three. Cue the drumroll.
So, where does a band that continues to evolve while producing intricate and catchy songs go next?
How about a cover song?
It’s been done by hundreds of groups, and when they cover, they usually pick something in the spirit of rock and roll. ”We’ll cover the Stones or the Beatles, or maybe Dylan.”
By default, those covers will probably be liked because who doesn’t like The Stones, or The Beatles or Bob Dylan?
That’s why it’s so impressive that when Harper Blynn decided to do a cover, they went for a Beyonce song.
Yes, the same Beyonce who wants you to put a ring on it.
We’re not alone in our love of Harper Blynn. Their songs have been featured on CNN, USA’s Royal Pains, and ABC’s Body of Proof.
But, don’t take our word for it. Listen for yourself.
You can download Busy Hands for FREE. Do it. Now.