Pasta Vs. Panther

Music has really been kicking my butt as of late. First Vampire Weekend, then MGMT, then Yeasayer, now Panther. This Portland duo just released their debut 14 KT God on Kill Rock Stars and it's a head trip in every sense of the word. Panther forces you to make up new phrases to describe the music that the play. I'll call it danciehalliefunkytastindierocknroll. Some how the ghost of James Brown is channeling his energy through Charlie Salas-Humara, but he gets confused along the way and just loses it. Wait a minute. Scrap that analogy. It's like LCD Soundsystem lost the power supply for all their fancy electronic gizmos and decided to just kick old school...super awesome old school. Mix that with afro/cuban/brazilian/bonham beats by Joe Kelly and you've got one friggin bees knees type band in Panther. Don't say I didn't warn you. Check them out at the Red and the Black in DC on March 20th and at the Khyber in Philly on March 21st.

mp3: Panther - On The Lam --> website --> buy
mp3: Panther - What You Hear

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