Fellow alt-weekly the Boston Phoenix unveiled its results from its daunting annual poll of the Best New Bands in America. Reppin' Louisiana is Generationals, the Park the Van up-and-comer and Gambit favorite. (Their debut album on the now-Orleanian label drops July 21.) Here's what the Phoenix says:
WHY THEM? This is cold, hard funk from some buttoned-up, angular-faced Europeans with a couple of 80s drum machines, some juicy synths, and Freakazoid robots manning the boards. So why does every other thing they do sound lifted from a vault of reverb-slathered AM pop? The Generationals arent your typical Nawlins export, coming off like Gary Numans Tubeway Army covering the Beach Boys and then remixed by Propellerheads.
BONUS BIT! Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer may be otherwise known as members of the now-defunct Baton Rouge favorites the Eames Era.