May 25, 2009

Mod-A-Day: Hermit Crabs

Yet another worthwhile band from Glasgow, Scotland, the Hermit Crabs formed in 2003 and have matured nicely since then. Their first full legth album, Saw You Dancing landed to some rave reviews in 2007 and was full of sweet pop with lo-fi sensibilities, nigh on twee if one can still use the term. Their latest EP Correspondence Course from February of this year is indie-pop to be sure, but with a bit more emphasis on the pop. The song here, "I Don't Know How", is intricately arranged with both a simple sound, yet lush feeling, and a catchy chorus that will stick with you for days at a time. I know.

Hermit Crabs -- I Don't Know How