Harlem Shakes: Technicolor Health


If one were to throw a rock in the western part of Brooklyn, it'd likely hit the supporting member of some transplanted indie rock band. With everyone and their mother's band relocating to the borough, it presents a problem for a five-piece, guitar-driven rock band like Harlem Shakes to rise above the fray.

They may get their chance with "Technicolor Health", the band's debut LP to be released 24 March 2009 on Gigantic Music. The songs' nasal vocals and angular guitar lines will appeal to fans of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, a band with whom they've shared the stage. Primarily upbeat compositions and clever wordplay suggest adjectives like "twee" and "literate," while the occasional synthesized drumming and Memphis horn blasts suggest influences more diverse than their local peers.

If you live in the greater New York area, you can see them open for Tokyo Police Club tomorrow at Webster Hall. Find out more on the Webster Hall site.