6.10.2007
[Scissors For Lefty]
"Oh sadder days no longer, we should celebuh-buh-buh-brate."

There is something slighty torturous about being left-handed and using a pair of scissors. After a while of cuting with any ole' pair, it's a bit like like walking with shoes on the wrong foot - uncomfortable. On top of that, the only pair of "special" scissors you could get to were always broken or just plain craptastic in the first place. At that, I feel like the name Scissors For Lefty is mocking me. Hailing from San Francisco, Scissors For Lefty is a rock quintet that came together as a reason for five people to just hang out. Of course, a reason like that never sees a group setting foot beyond the garage, so maybe it's their familial bonds keeping them together. The group is, after all, composted of two sets of brothers and an uncle. Whether it be family ties or BFF power, Scissors For Lefty has something going on. While most bands from the Golden State draw from it's sunny rays, Scissors For Lefty takes more influence from the Brits and have garnered comparisons to bands like Franz and the Kaiser Chiefs. The band's second album, Underhanded Romance, is due out June 12 under label Eenie Meenie Records, and the band has plans to tour up and down California and a few other scatterings including Summerfest.

From Underhanded Romance (all songs are right click - save as):
Next To Argyle
Lay Down Your Weapons
Mama Your Boys Will Find A Home

Learn more at the Scissors For Lefty site.
Be their friend!

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Otherwheres - Connor over at IGIF is running a Pela contest, and all you have to do is just leave the name a band you think he's never heard of. Go forth and namedrop! I'll be reading that list for suggestions too probably...

Otherwheres - Dodge over at MOKB has a list of St. Vincent's Summer Tour dates...

Otherwheres - Those guys at Party Ends love throwing a good party...

Otherwheres - We're (obviously) back! The two weeks I gave myself to fix problems saw nothing done - woo!
8 Comments:
Anonymous Erik said...
I'm not sure if its on their new album or if you've ever heard of it but they had a song going around a long time ago called "Softly the Sea Swallows the Sun" that's not quite as upbeat as what you've posted but great nonetheless. If you come by it, I suggest you give it a listen...

Anonymous Caitlin said...
You're buh-buh-buh-back!

Anonymous mathew said...
I must say, Lay Down Your Weapons is one catchy ditty...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Playing together as friends is surely better than a family thing, that'd just be awkward

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Family things" can work out just fine if you ask me. Think of the Partridge Family or the Brady Bunch...do married couples count? There are quite a bit those too...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anons, you're both retarded. Was that even worth discussing?

- mark

Blogger Brad aka Penguin said...
erik - I actually have heard that song. It really is a great song, bit darker than what I've posted...

mathew - Glad you like it!

Anons - Umm...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Umm...