Last spring, when future FNX New England Product host Dave Virr wanted to celebrate the 6th anniversary of his "British Accents" show, he got members of the Halogens and Baby Strange together for a one-off, just-for-fun project: an Oasis tribute band called, appropriately enough, Faux-Way-Sis. They killed, but then something even more interesting happened: they all realized their common influences and formed an actual band, the Luxury.
This wouldn't be particularly noteworthy, except that they're really fucking good.
To repay the folks what put them together in the first place, they're debuting their amazing leadoff single, "Seven Stories," as an OTD exclusive. (Also available over at Phoenix Band Guide ). Despite their lineage, this isn't Britpop homage: it's closer to the American underground pop of Husker Du and R.E.M., updated for a generation raised on Snow Patrol and, shit, who knows, maybe even Fall Out Boy. Add these guys immediately to the short list of Boston bands -- Taxpayer, Aberdeen City, Protokoll -- who are equipped to meet the stylish and anthemic demands of the 21st century indie-rock proletariat. Seven stories? Feels like 8 Miles. You can -- and, really, you should -- go see the band performing Friday at Bill's Bar, 5.5 Lansdowne Street in Boston.
DOWNLOAD: The Luxury, "Seven Stories" (mp3)