Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

Bet You Never Thought... (2003)
She Wants to Move (2003)
(from I Bet You Say That to All the Boys)

If you look at the cover of this record, and even the name of the band, you might be thinking it is some sort of side project of members of Belle & Sebastian. However, the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir are actually from Chicago. I Bet You Say That to All the Boys is the bands first full-length record. They had two singles come out prior to the LP, and they are in the studio right now recording full-length number two.

SYGC is a group that provides its audience with orch-pop. The group has only a handful of core musicians and features a number of guests (both on record and on tour). Some may consider this album typical orch-pop, but it is good typical orch-pop. "Bet You Never Thought It Would Be Like This" is a song that shows off the male and female vocal talents of SYGC. "She Wants to Move" is more of a straight-up pop song that will likely find you bobbing your head.

If you live in the Chicago area, they are playing a show in front of Wrigley Field tomorrow, Wednesday, August 24. The full details are up on their website. When you decide that you have to check out more SYGC, you can pick up this album and get a free 2 song EP. Yay! Enjoy.


Blogger LondonLee said...

That's really good stuff, I love that kind of sound.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Merv said...

Beautiful. Bet You Never Thought is an eye opener.

1:50 PM  

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