May 14, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Carrots

Despite proudly proclaiming themselves a crunk/funk/punk band on their myspace page, The Carrots are none of those. Rather they are the embodiment of a 60s girl group, as much as a band can be when two of its six players are male. The Carrots (complete with lots of nifty matching outfits) succeeded in creating a nice girl group sound, almost too much. The first EP's four songs were all sweet and cute, but with a simple elegance that made calling it twee just that much more wrong. The sixties soul influences were plain to hear, and a pleasure, none more so than on the song here "Secret Since '99". The second EP was, thankfully, more of the same. In fact, it's almost more sixties girl group sounding, proving that The Carrots are continuing to hone their sound and resisting the urge to sell out. Be sure to check out the documentary video on their myspace page as well.

The Carrots -- Secret Since '99