Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Generationals, Conversion Party

Thursday, April 22, 2010:

The Space
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden CT

Doors open at 7:00 PM – $10

We didn't make any top 10 lists last year for 09 songs but if we did on the top of my list would be Con Law by The Generationals. Welp, I was browsing random venues and guess what I found out? The Generationals will be playing April 22nd at The Space.

The Generationals
Conversion Party

The two men behind the creation of Generationals – Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer – don’t know what they’ve done. They couldn’t possibly have that sort of clairvoyance to perceive the effect that one of the songs they wrote has had on the few and will have on the many before the year is up. The song in question – “When They Fight They Fight” – is a HIT recording the likes of which summers cream for, the likes of which makes everyone go a little woozy and a lot bananas. It’s the sunlight accentuated. It’s a pulsing, slow-drip of Motown bass and slinky guitar, melded with plenty of sing-a-long moments and the most perfect set of pop lyrics about fighting and what seems to be unconditional love through the thicks and thins. But “Con Law,” the debut full-length from this New Orleans-based band doesn’t stop there.

"With so many Brooklyn transplants desperately aping off Animal Collective or trying to become part of whatever obscure subculture seems to be in fashion this week, it’s refreshing to hear a rock group from the hipster borough who sound nothing like their Billyburg neighborhood brethren. More No More is the first album from Connecticut natives Conversion Party. The effort borrows modestly from some rather unexplosive indie acts (Big Star, Teenage Fan Club, early-era Spoon) to mold a healthy dose of genuine and sobering pop songs, each one bearing its own unique share of big hooks, vocal harmonies and adorably catchy lyrics." – Pop Matters

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