The intoxicating Hancock Basement

Hancock Basement

As I was packing this morning to head home for Thanksgiving I decided I needed something upbeat spinning in the background. I know, “upbeat” and Lee? Not usually associated with each other. (Just kidding, though Jamie would lead you to believe otherwise.) So I surfed through the overflowing inbox (a good thing – we don’t mind) and found what I was looking for in Hancock Basement.

Driving percussion, pounding keys, distorted guitar and call-and-response vocals best represent Hancock Basement’s sound, though flourishes of saxophone surface throughout. At once accessible and playful, the quartet from Australia insist that you get up and dance to their euphoric music. Elements of flashy punk surface, though this is indeed a pop/rock heavy group.

Jangly, jubilant indie music from Australia. What could be better before a flight to cold Boston?

Hancock Basement – “Oh Todd” [MP3]

Hancock Basement – “We Started Something” [MP3]

Hancock Basement on MySpace

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