Former Unicorn Debuts New Band, Clues
Many of you know about this by now, but Alden Penner (I wish he'd kept the Alden Ginger pseudonym) -- the little, pale, pasty ex-Unicorn -- has formed a new band called Clues.
1. the Unicorns are my favorite bandPer usual, everything surrounding Clues in shrouded in a mysterious darkness, whispered rumors, and hyped-up concerts, namely Clues' live debut at Pop Montreal. After the jump, you can view nearly seven minutes of the debut show. I like the cape. I like the new music a lot ... it's more composed, more orchestrated, more eloquent ... not just a bunch of three-chord guitar hooks. No, this sounds like baroque pop at times, then at others, like ... *sob* the Unicorns. Sorry, you can't deny the connection. It sounds exactly like what they'd be making these days ... the start-stop thing, the abrupt, sharp hooks, the short little spastic jams ... ohhh, man.
2. Alden Penner/Ginger was in the Unicorns
3. Alden Penner/Ginger was an integral part of the group
4. Anything that Alden does post-Unicorns is phenomenal/will become my favorite band
Yeah, I'm verklempt. Just listen to the sampler and check out the video. It's neat.
Clues, Rad Boo Horror & the Glory Preview