Listen to The Company We Keep's 'The Company She Keeps.'
We're in good company with this one. The Company We Keep is a new project from Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Pierre and MCS tour manager Brian Southall, built around the powerhouse vocals of rookie singer Amy Brennan and Branden Morgan's explosive drumming. The quartet is fresher than gourmet sushi: They just played their first-ever show last Thursday. But on their "The Company She Keeps" single, the group sounds like they've been jamming in basement studios for years, with a dark, energetic sound that lands somewhere between Metric's glossy indie-pop, Riot!-era Paramore and Motion City Soundtrack's own full-throttle pop-punk.
Listen to The Company We Keep's "The Company She Keeps" after the jump.
Adding to the list of firsts, "The Company She Keeps" is the debut entry in the "Making Moves" series, a 7-inch vinyl collection curated by Motion City Soundtrack and released via the band's recently unveiled label, The Boombox Generation, along with Drexel University's MAD Dragon Records. (The singles were all recorded at the Philadelphia college's student studios.) Look for more MCS discoveries to come: Up-and-coming bands Goldrush, The Skies Revolt, Brick + Mortar and A Great Big Pile of Leaves will all be releasing singles in the series, with MCS to contribute as well. I guess because they had so much free time after producing and curating a five-band singles series. (Our slacker complex continues.) Make room on your vinyl shelves for the whole collection.
+ Listen to The Company We Keep's "The Company She Keeps."