London-based quintet My Sad Captains was formed in 2004 and has been praised by NME and The Fly since. They’ve been spending the past few years playing around the London area, sharing the stage with bands like Tilly and the Wall and the Broken Family Band, and creating homespun demos using a violin, guitar, keyboard, glockenspiel, samplers, and Malkmus vocals. Their alt-pop sound is slightly drowned by soulful Americana influences and they attempt to keep people’s interest by developing creative melodies unique to themselves. The dusty coatings in their music create a sort of escape to roads in open desert and clear skies—a sort of sentimentality that isn’t found just in their lyrics, but in their complete sound. Their music is catchy—the sort of pop that you’d hum to yourself while walking by dry thorn on an empty street.
Their trip to SXSW was a necessary step to getting their music noticed, and a new album called Here & Elsewhere will be coming out this year from Stolen Records. Their last album, Bad Decisions, came on Fortuna POP to good reviews.
Stream: "A Change of Scenery" [MySpace]