Why Don’t More Bands Have Funny Taglines?

by | Jan 31, 2008


Idiosyncratic indie rockers, Les Savy Fav (pronounced lay-SAH-vee-FAHV), came our with a new album last fall, their first in six years. I don’t know that they’ll be cashing in on it, but it’s an interesting tease.

According to Wikipedia, the band is known for angular, abrasive guitar and bass melodies, complemented by singer Tim Harrington’s educated, poetic lyrics sung or shouted over the instruments. Harrington’s lyrics make broad-ranging references to such disparate topics as Stockholm syndrome, the architects of Carthage, and even palimpsests.

Members of the group met at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), which may explain the wit and intelligence in their music and their marketing.

Track 05 from Let’s Stay Friends: “What Would Wolves Do?