February 17, 2008

The Boggs - Forts (2007)

The best songs on Forts ("Arm And Arm", "Forts") add propulsive rhythms and beats to their roots-influenced indie rock. Overall, the percussion is often upfront and alternates between driving through and dancing around the songs. The lyrics are shouted, chanted and sung, creating a spirited, if chaotic, feeling. How did I miss these guys last year?


awmercy said...

It's surprising how different their debut is. I just picked it up and it has way more of an old timey feel to it. It's alright, but doesn't grab me the way Forts did. The songs are quieter and more acoustic.