Look, before you start, you're preaching to the choir, OK? Dudes come up from Rhode Island talking "punk rock band with a violinist," we're not just gonna yellowcard the fuckers, we're gonna red-card 'em and they're out for the rest of the game. We hear you, brah. But give us a second on this here band VERBANA DARVELL (yep, not only are they punks-with-violin, they've also got a name that sounds like a cheap hooker trying to make it in a Broadway chorus line). Perhaps we were willing to give V.D. (oh, man, it never ends) a chance because back in the '90s there was a punk-band-with-violin called the Dambuilders from these parts who were actually really fucking great. In any case, our dude Gulla gave these kids the thumbs up down in the Providence paper and we myspaced 'em and they sent us this track and, shit, it's pretty damn cool. Spazzy, metallic, the violinist may actually have heard of Stockhausen. They've got a record out produced by Hot Rod Circuit frontman Andy Jackson, they're good kids, they tour, they're playing the ICC Church today with the Number 12 Looks Like You and Boston's newest Epitaph signees, Vanna. You should go see them and make nice.
LISTEN: Verbana Darvell, "Faint Attraction" (mp3) LISTEN: Vanna, "Dead Language for a Dying Lady" (mp3, via myspace)