Puddletown Rock

by | Sep 2, 2006

As part of my continuing indie music education, I’ve been listening to M. Ward and The Village Green this week. Both bands are from Portland, Oregon.

Dom Sinacola at Coke Machine Glow, says of Ward:

If Ward’s a man of greater good, a cross between winking folk lothario and bowtied preacher, he’s bound to end up tripping over some tropes. The man’s still got monkeys to kick, bells, whistles, and cheese to sweat out of his system.

I’m not prepared to agree with or counter the above sentiments, but they do sound a bit harsh. As for The Village Green, they’ve got a late Beatles aesthetic that I like.