I’m fairly certain it’s not at all necessary to mention the bands that 3hive writes about, but when the bands are this good, you can’t help yourself. The fellows and one lady that comprise The Scarring Party play their own kind of superfluous genre, or at least one that I haven’t heard; they are the first band I’ve ever heard that uses an accordion, a banjo, and have vocals and lyrics that remind me of good modern cabaret (and manage to pull it off). In that sense, they remind me of Reverend Glasseye, Jason Webley, and Nicki Jaine, but not singularly. Maybe if you mixed them all together you’d have something close, but that sort of devilry is currently impossible. You can listen to Eye and Devil Knows Where on their Myspace as well.


From A Concise Introduction
No More Room – (MP3, 2.9 MB)
Eat Your Young – (MP3, 3.7 MB)