Free For All: Ravenous
Times are tough out there, and for many of us buying music has become quite an indulgence (albeit a necessary one). Happily, there are some lovely musician folk out there that have offered up some fruits of their labors to the masses, free of charge. Free For All celebrates these wonderful people, and you, dear reader types.
DC is one heck of a transient place, so it's not at all unexpected to get an email from bands formerly of the area and now of distant lands. One such band to holler at your girl of late is a little band called Ravenous. Introducing themselves as "Pavement/Flaming Lips/Modest Mouse rager" makers, I was instantly intrigued. Right away the Pavement thing is evident, the transplanted Brooklynites putting forth much of that tasty, jarring noisiness and Malkmus-esque vocals to pair nicely with all that big bite.
All three songs on the Irony Gymnasium single are appealingly off-kilter, loud as you want, and entirely pleasing to the ear. Ragers, if you will. They might have left DC, but those Ravenous boys are still pretty rad.