The band members have last names like Garcia, and there's nothing even particularly Scandinavian-sounding about this homegrown trio. Formerly known by the definitely worse name Father Bloopy, the group refreshingly mines musical territory often forgotten in these parts — classic guitar power-pop of yesteryear. And filling this musical void has ensured that the band's short existence has been pretty damn stellar — it regrouped as Ex-Norwegian just last summer, and a few months later played to enthusiastic crowds at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. Thanks to initial tracks' reception on YouTube and the like, a debut... More >>>
Miami's Ex-Norwegian channels power-pop of the past.