July 6th, 2009
It has been over three years since we’ve heard anything new from New York City rockers The Strokes and to tell you the truth I kind of miss them. The guys are currently working on their fourth full length album and I can’t wait to hear what it’ll sound like. But until then I think I may have stumbled upon a fix for my Strokes withdrawal. Meet The Danks.
The Danks hail from Charlottetown P.E.I. and have just released their first full-length album title ‘Are You Afraid of the Danks?’. After listening to the first 30 seconds Who Knows?, which is the first track on their MySpace, it is clear that they have a striking similarity to The Strokes. Although their sound is similar to that of The Strokes, I find it to be different as well. I kind of feel like they put their own indie rock spin to what The Strokes sound like and it makes it that much better.
I enjoyed the songs on their MySpace so much that I went out and bought their debut album. It has been playing non-stop for a while now and can’t stop listening to it. From start to finish this album produces a great listen no matter what mood you’re in. After a bunch of listens to ‘Are You Afraid Of The Danks’ a few of the stand outs include Die Young, Who Knows?, Treaty Connector and No Radio.
I’m going to go out there and say this is one of the better albums I’ve listened to in 2009 so far. There are a bunch of bands that fly under the radar and don’t get noticed until later on. I believe that The Danks are one of those bands.
If you enjoy The Strokes, Tokyo Police Club and Vampire Weekend then you’ll definitely enjoy The Danks, so check them out and let me know what you think.Tweet