I can’t say that I’m as big a fan of Sundays as most people. I’ve never really done the relaxing morning newspaper and coffee thing; I haven’t watched Meet the Press since Tim Russert died; I stopped watching much in the way of sports over the last year or two (aside from Univ. of Michigan sports and the Red Wings); and, let’s be serious here, Sunday’s just aren’t as good without The Wire.
That said, one thing that has the ability to completely make my Sunday is the discovery of a new band first thing in the morning (and by “morning” I mean noon-ish, when I tend to wake up). I usually have anywhere from 10-20 albums sitting on my hard drive at a time that I’ve recently gotten but haven’t yet listened to, and Sunday mornings tend to be the time that I start working my way through them.
Today, the very first song I heard was “Erode My Empire” by Favours for Sailors.
Favours for Sailors, “Erode My Empire”
I know next to nothing about this band, aside from the fact that they’re from London. They seem to have been spotted by a few other blogs in the last few weeks (see EarFarm, The Culture of Me), but in my humble opinion, those posts both focused on the wrong song (“I Dreamt That You Loved Me In Your Dreams”). Not a bad song by any means, but nowhere near as good as “Erode My Empire”. (In fact, while the band’s 6-song Furious Sons EP is a lot of guitar-driven indie-pop fun, I’m don’t think it ever reaches the heights of this song (the EP’s first track) again.)
You can decide for yourself — several of the EP’s songs are currently streaming at the band’s MySpace page. You should definitely check them out.