Malcolm Sosa is an indie rock genius. Yes. And you’ve never heard of him. And he couldn’t become a famous rock star. So he made himself one.
I’ve been telling you guys—begging you, in fact—to give Fresno, California’s Rademacher a chance. But nobody listened to me. I hope you will now. Baby Hawk (Part I of III) is about a musician with “flying dreams” of being an arena-size rock star. It’s an origin story, for the band Baby Hawk, who “got kinda big.” And then, of course, had a great fall.
At least, I’m pretty sure that’s what it’s about.
There’s a few songs on here you’ve heard before, that remade from the band’s debut record, “Stunts,” which, as I mentioned earlier, you never heard. But that wasn’t my fault. And anyway, “They Are Always Into That” is my favorite of their tunes.
I love these guys. Y’know, there’s about a handful of indie artists that I enjoy enough to have contacted for interviews, and whose careers I follow more closely. This is one of them. The weird thing is, I’m pretty sure I went to college with Malcolm. But I have no recollection of ever meeting him. Then again, I was pretty much a misanthrope back then. But I digress.
Great lyrics, great music, great vocals. This is DIY indie at its best. I’ll say that word again: Best. I’m so sure, I’ve already tagged this with a “Best of 2011” label….
You need to hear this. Now, get busy.
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