Andrea, Chad and Jake from Lafayette in the USA combine to form the garage rock band Popular Ego.
Stamping across the floor Popular Ego announce their arrival into the the room with a confident swagger, which fills the ears with impetuosity. Of particular personal joy and absolutely appropriate for a garage rock band is when the speakers rattle with distortion, though they are equally able to temper the recordings to a more level mix.
The natural delivery of Popular Ego strikes to the heart of the roots of music as a symbolism and tribal gathering. Whilst for sure there are infinite layers of sound along with devices and techniques to fancy it up, it is when the fluff is stripped away and the skeleton of the compositions exposed that the connectivity, which always marks out for me as to whether the musicians are genuine, is defined. The trio make it easy to pare away the extraneous, as there is none, we are left with a sound that has all that is essential.
Their confident arrival is backed up by music which has a heart and soul and the reason I ask you to take a moment out of your day to consider a band you won’t ever find receiving national airplay simply because of its very honesty.
Long may Popular Ego continue to create their take on everyday life and they are a great example of why I never actually listen to the plastic out-put of the mainstream tat which so many people seem to gain some vicarious association in their plastic lives in a plastic world of disposable consumerism dictated by the thickest wallet.
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